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The artificial turf at the World Cup is still raising issues

In this June 12, 2015, file photo, Australia's Samantha Kerr controls the ball during the second half of a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game against Nigeria in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The fields are heating up, there are little black rubber pellets everywhere, and feet are covered with blisters.  The use of artificial turf at this year’s tournament in Canada has been a contentious issue with the players since it was included in the nation’s bid in 2011. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The fields are heating up, there are little black rubber pellets everywhere, and feet are covered with blisters.

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US Players shrug off quick turnaround for China

In hits June 16, 2015, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach, left,, celebrates her goal against Nigeria during the first half at the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Despite the lack of firepower, the U.S. has advanced to the quarterfinals. The second-ranked Americans play China on Friday in Ottawa, in the first World Cup meeting between the two teams since the U.S. defeated the Chinese on penalty kicks for the title in 1999. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — It’s been a rather short turnaround for the United States between Monday night’s 2-0 victory over Colombia in the round of 16 and Friday’s World Cup quarterfinal against China.

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US faces offensive challenge in defense-minded China

In this July 10, 1999, file photo, the United States' Brandi Chastain celebrates by taking off her jersey after kicking in the game-winning penalty shootout goal against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.  The last time the United States played China was at the World Cup final in 1999. The two countries play on Friday in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. (Lacy Atkins/The San Francisco Examiner via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The last time the United States played China in the Women’s World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on penalty kicks for their second title and Brandi Chastain famously ripped off her jersey.

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A look at the teams in the quarters at the World Cup

The United States celebrates a goal as Colombia's Natalia Gaitan (3) walks past during the second half of a second round soccer game in the FIFA Women's World Cup round in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Monday June 22, 2015. The U.S. won 2-0. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup are set. Here’s a look at the upcoming matches, and how the teams have fared so far in Canada:

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