TORONTO, June 2, 2013 /CNW/ - As Minister of State for Sport, I am very
excited for the four cities that will host the FIFA U-20 Women's World
Cup Canada 2014.
Our Government is the single largest contributor to sport in this
country, and we are proud of Canada's reputation as a top sporting
nation. We are pleased to be a key supporter in hosting this
international soccer event.
This major tournament will play an important role in preparing our young
women footballers for podium success on the international stage. It
will provide them with valuable international competition experience
here at home.
This event will allow us to showcase the richness of our cultural
diversity and to bring sport, social, and economic benefits to
Canadians, before, during, and after the tournament. It will also help
set the stage for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I applaud the Canadian Soccer
Association for its efforts to bring the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World
Cup to Canada. I also congratulate the cities of Moncton, Montréal,
Toronto, and Edmonton, which will be hosting this event and showcasing
our great nation to the world.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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