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Canadian Soccer Association to bid for 2026 World


CSA president Victor Montagliani, left, is aiming to change the culture and take Canadian soccer to a whole other level. (Sam Leung/Canadian Press)

It has been less than a 100 days since Victor Montagliani was elected president of the Canadian Soccer Association, on a campaign of culture change and promising to take Canadian soccer to the next level, and already he has the CSA aiming high.

On the phone from British Columbia, Montagliani confirmed to CBC Sports that the CSA has had discussions with FIFA about hosting a Men's World Cup. And while the next bidding process will not start for a couple of years still, Montagliani and the CSA are clearly already laying the groundwork to bring the world's largest sporting event to Canada.

"It's not only a possibility; it's something we intend to do," Montagliani said. "We have verbally told FIFA that when the bid process begins for the next available World Cup, which would be the 2026 World Cup, that the CSA will be one of the countries putting in a formal proposal.


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That's about the only way the Canadian men's team is going to qualify for the World Cup!
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The current team aren't doing badly.

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Not badly? How so?

I would be beyond ecstatic if it happens but ... well obviously can't see it happening. Never mind soccer culture or otherwise, the tax paranoia here, if someone has to pay for new infrastructure and plan something like that long term is unlikely.
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Not badly? How so?
In their opening qualifying matches they drew against a strong Honduras and they won their away match. They're an outside shot at finishing 2nd in the group.

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Round 4 is coming next and assuming the below teams are there Canada is not exactly a favorite for top 3 in my opinion.

US, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras. The 4th place playoff, may be.
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lol there's another round after this one? alm: that makes it difficult.

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Yes another fun round lol
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lol there's another round after this one? alm: that makes it difficult.
It's the qualifying that never ends.

We just need to focus on beating Panama in September. One step at a time.

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We have a difficult group to get out of for the World Cup... this is probably teh best probability chance we have of making it.

I don't think we will win the bid... unless we play games on one coast. There's no way they will spread the games coast to coast. Too much travelling and not enough stadiums or facilities. To get stadiums and facilities built we need pro teams and a fan base. Not to mention getting stadiums that meet the minimum requirements for WC... at least 40k capacity no?

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Here's the situation we have to work with now:

Vancouver - BC Place 54000
Edmonton - Commonwealth Stadium 52000
Calgary - (Flames increased ownership in Stamps looking at new arena and stadium)
Saskatchewan - 33000 (expandable to 40000) to be completed 2017
Winnipeg - Investor's Group Field 33500 (expandable to 40000)
Toronto - Rogers Centre 54000
Ottawa - Frank Clair Stadium 24000 (expandable to 40000)
Hamilton - Ivor Wynne/Pan Am Stadium 22500 (expandable to 40000)
Montreal - Olympic Stadium 56000 (presently looking for refurb and downsize to 35000)

All of the stadiums will be fairly new and the older ones are still in good condition. If Quebec and Halifax are in the running they are the candidates for new stadiums (and possibly Calgary as well) What you are likely to see are seating expansions for Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal. And considering three of them are enclosed it won't be easy. But the Houston Astrodome was able to squeeze some more seats in years ago so it is possible.

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There's no way they will spread the games coast to coast. Too much travelling
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CFL boss calls for McMahon Stadium facelift
Calgary needs to catch up with upgrades in other cities, says Cohon
Kristen Odland, Calgary Herald July 19, 2012

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So, what’s the latest news in Calgary?

“With the new ownership (the Calgary Flames), I think their focus is on figuring out a way that they can modernize or look for new opportunities for the franchise,” he said. “I think it’s in the early stages right now. But when you look across the country and see what everyone is doing, obviously they want to catch up.”

At the very least, an update, he said, is needed at McMahon Stadium.

“Listen, older venues like this do need it,” Cohon said. “I would absolutely be very supportive of them moving forward because of the challenges for recruiting players, attracting fans. The fans travel around the country and see new stadiums in Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, B.C., and Hamilton.

“We want to get that in one of the hearts of the league, right here in Calgary.”
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