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Paris (CNN)The US women's national soccer team will "fight until the end" in its battle for equality, says one of the team's co-captains Megan Rapinoe. With the Women's World Cup just months away, 28 players in the US squad last week filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation, stating "institutionalized gender discrimination," which the reigning world champions say has existed for years.

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