Canadian Soccer Association Statement

In respect of the ongoing investigation and to maintain our focus as host nation of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, no additional comments will be provided.

As the leader for the sport of soccer in our country, the Canadian Soccer Association (Canada Soccer) is committed to protecting the integrity of the game and upholding the values of transparency and inclusiveness on which our country prides itself. We are extremely disappointed by today’s developments and welcome and support all efforts to eliminate this type of behavior in the sport.

As the host nation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, the Canadian Soccer Association is confident that the current situation will not impact the competition. We are ready and prepared to successfully host the 24 participating nations from 6 June to 5 July in six official host cities from coast to coast. We are positive that the 30 days of competition will bring exciting soccer to all fans in Canada and around the world.

In respect of the ongoing investigation and to maintain our focus as host nation of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, no additional comments will be provided.

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.