May 27, 2015
By Bob Komsic
The Canadian Soccer Association and Canada’s sports minister say the corruption scandal involving soccer’s government world body, FIFA, will not hurt the Women’s World Cup.
News of the criminal investigation in the U.S. and Europe comes 10 days before the women’s event kicks off.
The 24-team tournament runs from June 6 – July 5 in Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton.
The CSA, which also acts as the World Cup’s national organizer, said in a statement, ”We are extremely disappointed by today’s developments and wlecome and support all efforts to eliminate this type of behaviour in the sport.”
It goes on to say, it’s ”committed to protecting the integrity of the game and upholding the values of transparency and inclusiveness on which our country prides itself. As the host nation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, the Canadian Soccer Association is confident that the current situation will not impact the competition.”