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Canadian soccer unveils new blueprint, looks to host men's World Cup in 2026

Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani, left, congradulates former Real Madrid manager Benito Floro as he is introduced Friday, July 5, 2013 in Toronto as coach of the Canadian men's national team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
January 23, 2014 - 8:43 AM

TORONTO - The Canadian Soccer Association has unveiled its latest strategic plan, which includes bidding for the 2026 FIFA men's World Cup.

The 2014-18 blueprint is titled "Leading a Soccer Nation."

The goals include consistently qualifying for FIFA competitions, which has been a problem for the national men's team.

The Canadian men are currently ranked 111th in the world and their lone World Cup participation was in 1986.

The CSA plan also calls for mandating technical development across the country and establishing a national player database.

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