Fifa Announces Six Venues For Canada's 2015 Women's World Cup
May 5, 2012, 11:42 p.m.
Sepp Blatter is in Canada! To be more precise he was in Ottawa earlier today hanging out with the likes of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Canadian goal keeper Karina Leblanc. He was in the country to help with the announcement of the venues for when Canada hosts the Women's World Cup in 2015. The country will also play host to the U-20 Women's World Cup a year prior in 2014.
All those hosting duties are going to come with a big price tag for the government and the Canadian Soccer Association. The government has already put forward $15 million to help the CSA with staging the two events. It is not the first time that Canada has hosted major international soccer event though. The nation most recently played host to the Men's U-20 World Cup back in 2007 and the Women's U-20 event in 2002. Both events went over well but should pale in comparison to the size and success of hosting the full grown Women's World Cup. The only bigger sporting event Canada will likely ever host is the Olympics (maybe a Men's World Cup but that is likely not in our ...