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Canada to likely host without Toronto
by Paul Kennedy, March 4th, 2011 12:18AM

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[2015 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] FIFA awarded the 2015 Women's World Cup by default when Zimbabwe withdrew its bid, but don't expect to go to any games in Toronto, Canada's largest soccer market.

Toronto, host of the final of the 2007 Under-20 World Cup, will also host the 2015 Pan-American Games, and local officials apparently don't want the women's world championship to take away from that effort.

“The World Cup will happen about three weeks to a month before the Pan-Am Games and there were some in Toronto that really wanted to focus their attention on the Pan-Ams as opposed to getting wrapped up in both events,” Gary Lunn, Canada's Minister of State for Sport, told the National Post.

Venues expected to bid for the 2015 Women's World Cup: Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Moncton, N.B.

Canada hosted the 2003 Under-19 Women's World Cup and drew huge crowds for the tournament won by the USA.



0 comments
  1. Brian Damphousse
    commented on: March 4, 2011 at 8:10 a.m.
    Quick. Someone call the United States Soccer Federation.

  1. John M Cote
    commented on: March 4, 2011 at 8:48 a.m.
    Congratulations Canada!

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: March 4, 2011 at 9:01 a.m.
    Seems odd since the soccer specific facility is already there and there are no infrastructure problems that you would ignore your biggest soccer market for a global soccer tournament. Am I missing something? Bemused Yank here.


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