"I've heard that local groups that are paying for the turf and that in Canada, the game is played almost exclusively on turf. Fair enough that the local groups will only pay for something that benefits them. There's got to be a…"
"Unfortunately, the angle of "turf increases the risk of injury" is not an entirely valid one. There are several studies, albeit from 2007, that conclude that players incur no greater risk of injury playing on artificial turf vs…"
"Apparently, the Canadian Men's National Team have flat out refused to play on artificial turf and when the 2008 Champions League final was played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia, UEFA made them relay the artificial grass with natural grass…"
"This is atrocious. We've got to help the players out of this situation, start petitions, write to every federation whose language you speak, write to the organizing committee. We all know they'd never do this to the men because…"
The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's football (soccer). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events.