In the weeks since a former professional soccer player told a British newspaper that as a child, he had been sexually abused for years by a youth coach, several other former players have gone public with similar allegations of abuse by coaches and scouts. And news reports say hundreds of people have reported abuse at U.K. youth soccer clubs to police. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Hanan Abu Qassem is the first female EMT to staff professional soccer games in Gaza. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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A First In Gaza: A Female Treats Injured Male Soccer Players

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U.S. women's soccer player Crystal Dunn (in white) contends with Amel Majri of France during their match at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The U.S. earned a 1-0 victory in the the Group G first-round meeting in the Rio Summer Olympics tournament. Pedro Vilela/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilian soccer star Pele displays the FIFA World Cup during its presentation in Rio de Janeiro in February 2010. Pele's World Cup winner's medals from 1958, 1962 and 1970 are up for auction. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Liverpool supporters were crushed against a barrier in 1989, in what became Britian's worst sports disaster. Some 96 fans died in the incident at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. David Cannon/Getty Images hide caption

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United States players celebrate a goal against Guatemala during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. The United States beat Guatemala 4-0. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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Futbol Club Barcelona's Neymar da Silva Santos pours champagne over Adriano as their team won the final match against River Plate at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Dec. 20. Shuji Kajiyama/AP hide caption

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Soccer, The Normal-Sized Player's Game

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U.S. forward Abby Wambach waves to fans at the end of a practice session Tuesday in New Orleans for Wednesday's final U.S. victory tour match, against China. Wambach will be playing in her final match with the team. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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