- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 28, 2011
- 3 Comments
- 2014 World Cup, World Cup 2014
This could be huge news for our region. CSN is reporting that their sources within Canadian Soccer Association are telling them that the region will get an extra bid into the next World Cup in 2014.
Several sources within the CSA have told Canadian Soccer News that FIFA has awarded CONCACAF a full fourth spot for the 2014 World Cup. The extra spot Africa had for 2010 will be distributed to CONCACAF and South America.
The spots are said to be: Africa 4.5, South America 4.5 plus Brazil, Asia 4.5, Europe 13, Oceania 0.5,
And CONCACAF 4.
The announcement is set to be made later this week from FIFA on this matter. Should it come true it could mean good things for the region. In all honesty CONCACAF is rather lucky to be getting an extra slot into the tournament considering how poorly most teams have done in the tournament in recent World Cups. It will be interesting to see which “wild-card” pairing take place this time around with Africa, South America, Oceania and Asia all getting that half-bid. An African-South American matchup could be interesting.