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Legislators Demand Equal Footing for 2015 Women's World Cup

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 5
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand renewed their call for organizers of the 2015 International Association of Federation Football (FIFA) Women's World Cup to use real grass, not artificial turf.

Robbie Rogers Says 'No Way' to FIFA for Anti-Gay World Cup

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 20
LA Galaxy star and unrepentant hunk Robbie Rogers blasted FIFA for on Thursday for their decision to hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the virulently anti-gay countries of Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Blatter: FIFA Must Do More Against Racism

SPORTS | Jul 14
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized the way discrimination incidents were dealt with at World Cup matches.

Fancy Footwear Leads Russian Orthodox Priest to Slam World Cup as a Gay ’Abomination’

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 7
A Russian Orthodox priest slammed FIFA’s World Cup football (soccer) competition currently playing out in Brazil, claiming the sporting event is a "homosexual abomination" because the athletes wear brightly colored shoes.

Russia is So Anti-Gay, FIFA World Cup Can’t Be Held There

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 7
As FIFA looks at Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, officials are concerned that the nation is so homophobic, it won’t jibe with FIFA’s stated mission to fight discrimination at the World Cup.

Splits in FIFA Anti-Racism Strategy at World Cup

SPORTS | By Graham Dunbar | Jul 3
Splits in FIFA’s plan to fight discrimination at the World Cup have been exposed after reported incidents involving fans went unpunished.

FIFA Keeping Punishments to a Minimum at World Cup

SPORTS | By Graham Dunbar | Jun 30
Despite bringing the might of FIFA discipline down on Luis Suarez for biting an opponent, football’s governing body has let plenty of other incidents go unpunished at the World Cup.

FIFA Urged to Show Leadership on Discrimination

SPORTS | By Graham Dunbar | Jun 23
A monitoring group has challenged FIFA to show leadership in tackling discrimination after the sport’s world governing body dropped an investigation of Mexico fans chanting an alleged gay slur.

FIFA Drops Gay Slur Case Against Mexico

SPORTS | Jun 23
FIFA will take no action against the Mexican football federation over fans chanting an alleged gay slur at World Cup matches.

Mexico Coach Defends Gay Slur Chant by Crowd

SPORTS | By Carlos Rodriguez | Jun 23
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has defended World Cup fans chanting a gay slur which is under investigation by the sport’s international governing body.

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