While the world is anticipating the December 6th Group Draw, women players anticipate meeting with FIFA's Secretary-General Jerome Valcke at the Cup draw in Ottawa Canada. Topics on the table will be the epic controversy over artificial turf for the tournament despite the women's lawsuit for natural grass, just like the men are accommodated.
Interesting tidbit is who won't be at the famous draw, USA's Abby Wamback, Nadine Angerer from Germany, Spain's veronica Boquete, and Brazil's Marta. They are all part of the lawsuit fighting for grass. Their lawyer explains that they can't attend due to "commitments on other continents".
Money and the lack of it for the women's Cup in comparison to the men's is another topic which we hope gets a lot of thought and time. Hopefully they'll get an answer as to whether goal-line technology will be used at this World Cup as it was for the men in Brazil. These conversations are part of a court ordered mediation in response to the women's request for an expedited hearing. So behind all the glitz and glamour of the televised FIFA Cup Draw will be a lot of legal meandering and passionate chatter about equality and fairness in sport at FIFA. Now that's what I'd really like to see televised! Will you be watching December 6th?