Abby Wambach blasts artificial turf

Updated: April 4, 2013, 4:20 PM ET
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United States women's team forward Abby Wambach spoke critically this week of plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf in five of the six Canadian stadiums, according to a report.

"We believe this is a shame not only for the players but for the fans. The game plays differently on artificial surface, not only because of fear of injury but because it's a different surface," Wambach told Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl. "You can also talk about it being a gender discrimination ...

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