FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter listens to journalist's questions at a press conference following a FIFA Executive Committee meeting, on Friday, Sept.26, 2014, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as Fifa president.  (KEYSTONE/Steffen Schmidt)

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will send an independent team to Canada to survey playing surfaces for the women’s World Cup next year amid fierce protests over the tournament being played on artificial turf.

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