Unless you live under a rock, you've heard about the recent FIFA scandals, not the least of which being President Sepp Blatter's resignation. Seemingly in tandem with these events, the Women's 2015 World Cup started last week, June 7, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
You may also know about the artificial turf controversy, but in case you don't, here's a quick recap: FIFA decided it was cheaper to use artificial turf in the six stadiums for the women's tournament, and not surprisingly, the athletes were less-than-thrilled. A group of players — headed up by U.S. forward Abby Wambach — sued FIFA and the Canada Soccer Association, citing gender discrimination. But after they were stonewalled, the players withdrew the lawsuit, and the World Cup is going forward as planned. It's important to note that, not only have the men's World Cups never been played on artificial turf, but FIFA wouldn't dare try.
If you're still fuzzy on the FIFA disputes, "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver does a great job of describing it with his usual candor and wit (Note: This was filmed before Blatter's resignation):Read More