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FIFA slammed over treatment of women’s game – CBC Sports – Soccer

American soccer player looks were referenced in a .com article that has again drawn widespread criticism for its treatment of the women’s game. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Critics took aim on social media Tuesday after FIFA.com referenced American forward Alex Morgan’s looks in an article posted in advance of the United States’ match against Germany in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup.

The second sentence of the piece referred to Morgan as “a talented goal scorer with a style that is very easy on the eye and good looks to match, she is nothing short of a media phenomenon.”

FIFA was also previously criticized after the match tracker on FIFA.com referred to the players by male pronouns during the tournament-opening match between Canada and China in Edmonton.

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