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Canada to bid for 2026 World Cup

06 July 3:36 pm

Canada to bid for 2026 World Cup

By Nicholas Rosano

The year 2026 may sound like a long way off, but the Canadian Soccer Association already has its eyes firmly fixed on the date.

That, after all, is the next available World Cup following the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 events to Russia and Qatar, respectively. And Canada wants to have a crack at it.

As US soccer fans know all too well, though, even if the CSA can put together an impressive bid, it's no guarantee that Canada will get the tournament.

Still, their track record is encouraging, and Canada certainly has the facilities and infrastructure to put together a solid case. The 2007 U-20 World Cup, hosted in six venues across Canada, stands as the most attended U-20 World Cup in history.

In just three years time, Canada will further get a chance to showcase its hosting ability when the 2015 Women's World Cup makes its way north.

How do you think a potential Canada bid would fare? Would Canada host a strong World Cup, or would you rather see US Soccer make a try at the event? Weight in with your comments below.