2015 World Cup final to be played on artificial turf

March 21st, 2013

Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium was just named the site of FIFA’s 2015 Women’s World Cup final. It will be the first World Cup final played on artificial turf.

It didn’t take long for reactions to start flying in, but one in particular raised some eyebrows.

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US women’s national team star Abby Wambach is clearly not pleased with the decision to play games on turf. And she isn’t the only one to speak out. Teammate Carli Lloyd wasn’t shy about her feelings either.

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What do you think? Should World Cup matches — and the in particular, the final — be played on artificial turf? Read more about the decision here.

  1. prvis reblogged this from canwntuswnt
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    Whaaaaaat
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    Falling on turf is a bitch. If you use turf, you’ll have to wet the field so people don’t destroy their legs when they...
  5. brickwallbrauche reblogged this from cowbellguy and added:
    WHY THE FUCK NOT!?!?! turf is amazing! it’s so smooth and consistent! the games will be a LOT more fun to watch and...
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    Pfffffff!
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    She’s got a point tho. They all do. Turf changes the style and control of play. They’ll deal, but it shall be...
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  19. unoodos reblogged this from foxsoccer and added:
    Footy is not meant to be played on artificial turf.
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    you can’t be serious…
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    Firstly, I don’t expect them to be on the 2015 roster, because they both should have retired months ago. Secondly, am I...
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