Canada to host FIFA Women's World Cup

USA versus Canada in the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup in a photo from Wikimedia Commons

Vancouver may have another chance to host an international sports event: FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirmed last Thursday that Canada will host the 2015 Women's World Cup tournament. Zimbabwe pulled out of the competition last week, leaving Canada to win the bid. 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes that "hosting these tournaments will further enhance Canada's reputation as a sporting country and allow us to showcase several cities to a global television audience," TSN reports.

FIFA members are scouting out desirable locations in the country. In addition to Vancover, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Moncton, Ottawa, and Winnipeg are also being considered.

President of the Vancouver White Caps FC, Bob Lenarduzzi, was enthusiastic with the decision. "Ideally, all of our love of the game in this province and the [international events] that we've hosted over the years will stand us in good stead," he said

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