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Investigation reveals ‘systemic’ abuse in US women’s soccer

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An independent investigation into allegations of widespread abusive behavior and sexual misconduct in professional women’s soccer in the United States has revealed "systemic" failings which governing bodies and teams failed to prevent or punish, casting a further cloud over the National Women's Soccer League and its ownership group.

Taking a year to complete, the investigation was led by international law firm King & Spalding LLP and partner Sally Yates, the former US deputy attorney general and a three-decade veteran of the US Department of Justice.

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