FIFA dismiss discrimination claims as nonsense
FIFA dismiss discrimination claims as nonsense

FIFA prepared on Friday to stand their ground in a turf war with top women soccer players, dismissing as "nonsense" any suggestion that staging next year`s World Cup on artificial grass was discrimination.

Men's World Cup could be played on artificial turf, says Jerome Valcke
Men's World Cup could be played on artificial turf, says Jerome Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has dismissed allegations of gender discrimination over the decision to play the women`s World Cup on artificial turf, saying the surface could also be used for the men`s tournament in the future.

Women accuse FIFA of discrimination over turf in Canada

Dozens of the world`s top female soccer players are suing governing body FIFA for discrimination over plans to stage matches at next year`s Women`s World Cup in Canada on artificial turf.

Women players threaten to sue FIFA over artificial playing surfaces for 2015 WC

Dozens of top female football players alleging gender discrimination have reportedly threatened to sue FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association over artificial playing surfaces planned to be used for the 2015 Women`s World Cup in Canada.

Quebec soccer body reverses its turban ban

In a big relief for the Sikh community, the Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF) has been forced to withdraw its turban ban on Sikh footballers.

Indo-Canadian MPs denounce ban on Sikh turban on soccer field

Three Indo-Canadian members of parliament have denounced the ban on Sikhs from wearing the turban while playing football in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Ban on Sikh turban on soccer field denounced

Three Indo-Canadian members of Parliament have denounced the ban on Sikhs from wearing the turban while playing football in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Turban ban prompts suspension of Quebec Federation

The Canadian Soccer Association says it has suspended a provincial association over its refusal to let turban-wearing children play.