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Girls teams in Toronto test smaller, lighter soccer balls to try to limit injuries

Will smaller, lighter soccer balls help prevent injury for girls and young women playing the world's most popular sport? CBC's Havard Gould looks at a trial program being run by the Toronto Soccer Association.

24 Toronto teams testing Eir soccer ball

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Can smaller soccer balls help prevent injury for girls and young women playing the world's most popular sport? CBC's Havard Gould looks at a trial program being run by the Toronto Soccer Association to see if the Eir soccer ball can help prevent injuries. 

The Denmark-based manufacturer claims the smaller, lighter and softer balls can reduce pressure on a player's knee and limit leg strain. This summer, 24 teams in a girls league in Toronto will test the ball in games to find out. 

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