Mandel will hold a press conference Monday morning along with FIFA officials to discuss progress on Edmonton’s portion of the Women’s World Cup planning process. Officials from the Canadian Soccer Association will also be in attendance.
Yes, there are elephants in the room; a new arena for the Oilers dominates the headlines, but there is no denying the need for Commonwealth Stadium to have major work done ahead of the WWC. As well, FC Edmonton is still searching for a soccer-specific facility it can call home.
But, for Canadian soccer fans, this presser will be the first public forum from FIFA officials on how they see this country’s bid progressing.
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