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Canada should apply for the WC tournament

Toke-E-Yo2010-05-12 21:51:56 +0000 #1
Ok well hear me out at least, b4 you start criticising. Canada (although not the best nation) has major, MAJOR potential. Its not Canada lacks people, and facilites, espacially on the west coast. IMO football far surpasses the popularity of Rugby, baseball, and Hockey in Vancouver. Here are my reasons for why Canada should apply for the world cup

1. Boosts popularity of football in Canada. This would allow for more people to take football seriously and aim for a National Team spot, which in turn would make a better national team

2. Boosts economy Japan and Koreas torusit revenue went up (I believe) 35% when they held the tournament. the WC would allow for more people to see the beauty of Canada

3. More MLS clubs would move in to Canada thus again improving the popularity. after tghe Torornto expansion, it should move in to Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary/Edmonton

4. Respect would be gained for Canadian football in general which would be recognised by everyone. Again, I turn to Japan/Korea 2002. The world has begun to respect these nations as up and coming powerhouses because of the good job that they did hosting the WC.

But hey, those are just my opinions, all opinions are wlecome. feel free to add on something good or bad...


Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 22:07:29 +0000 #2
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Originally Posted by Toke-E-Yo

Ok well hear me out at least, b4 you start criticising. Canada (although not the best nation) has major, MAJOR potential. Its not Canada lacks people, and facilites, espacially on the west coast. IMO football far surpasses the popularity of Rugby, baseball, and Hockey in Vancouver. Here are my reasons for why Canada should apply for the world cup

It amazes me about how little young people now about the history of this country. Nobody does a big event or project (Olympics, World Championship Events, Expositions, CPR, TCH, Seaway) better than Canada, that's what we do best. We have a proven history of it. It's just unfortunate that we've had a do nothing (re: big projects) government in power for most of the country's young people's lives so they've never seen an Olympics or Expo and seem to think we are not up to the task.

I assume you mean Canada is not the best soccer country as we were ranked by the United Nations the best country in the world to live 7 years in a row and I doubt if we've ever been out of the top ten in the last ten years.

I also assume by rugby you are mistaking that for Canadian football or are you not familiar with that. And no, soccer is not more popular than any of the sports you mention, that is sure folly. In terms of registration numbers soccer is the number one participation sport. In terms of viewership and popularity it barely registers.

You will see three MLS teams in Canada by 2012, likely sooner. That is in the works now.

You will also not see another WC bid like Japorea and the insane building of white elephants. Germany and SA are not following that model. Cost controls, security and safety are what is important.

The CSA already has a bid plan for the World Cup at their website. In my opinion it is too modest but our reputation for hosting world class events would make it look better. As I said in an earlier post there won't be any more 50,000 seat permanent stadiums built in Canada.
chuncho_azul2010-05-12 22:22:32 +0000 #3
it might happen someday, but not anytime soon. canada does not have a big enough market to host the WC
supersjd2010-05-12 22:30:11 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by chuncho_azul

it might happen someday, but not anytime soon. canada does not have a big enough market to host the WC

it would be amazing .. hope it happens some day

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