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Now some of you may be scratching your heads and wondering, why Canada? Why should they host a FIFA World Cup? There is clearly no interest in the country to host this event, and the National Team is not exactly one of the best in their own confederation.
Yes, that much is true. But get this: First off, in the recent FIFA World Rankings for May, Canada was ranked 76th in the world while Qatar was ranked 92nd. So these hosts can play better football than the hosts Bin Hammam and his crooked ilk have selected. And having a FIFA World Cup in the Great White North will only develop the talent in this country, which generally plays third fiddle to its other continental neighbors.
Second, Mexico had already hosted the FIFA World Cup twice—in 1970 and 1986. Having a third FIFA World Cup might be a little bit greedy, even though they have shown they are capable of hosting an event like this. If the next FIFA World Cup is to come from a country in CONCACAF, Canada are capable of putting on a great show.
Third, Canada have hosted a FIFA World Cup before—albeit an U-20 version. So, if they can host one at the youth level, they can do it again at the senior level. Stadiums like the new BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Montreal's Olympic Stadium, Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Taylor Field in Regina, Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, an upgraded Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa and the Rogers Centre in Toronto are potential hosting venues. New stadiums in other cities like Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Quebec City and Halifax could also be built.