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Rory Smith has reported on The Times website that FIFA have said ‘a woman couldn’t run our World Cup inquiry’.

Here are the opening two paragraphs from Rory Smith’s article on The Times.

The governing body of world football has rarely been free of controversy or criticism. Now, institutionalised sexism can be added to corruption, bribery and lack of transparency in the list of charges levelled at Fifa.

It has emerged that senior officials insisted they would not consider appointing a woman to lead an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar. One female executive claimed that she was warned she was “fighting the wrong battle” by putting women forward for the role.

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Yesterday, players officially filed the lawsuit against FIFA against using artificial turf at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015, they feel the decision amounts to gender discrimination.

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