Soccer Federation of Canada

Discussion in 'Canada' started by thekorean, May 12, 2019.

  1. thekorean

    thekorean Member

    Jan 10, 2017
    Club:
    New York City FC
    I was reading up on Canadian Soccer League on Wiki (yes I am that bored) and I noticed they were unsanctioned by CSL, the official sanctioning body (as in recognized by FIFA).

    But then they joined SFC. What is this group? What's their deal?
     
  2. Polygong

    Polygong Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    It's some upstart attempt to have an alternate governing body since the CSA dumped the CSL because it's was grossly corrupt (there was a game-fixing scandal and number of years back).

    Nobody is taking it seriously.
     
  3. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does anybody know what FIFA rules documents say about FAs (most countries have "Football" in the name but not Canada or USA)? Is there a specific statement that every country must have exactly one FA. When USA had the NASL and USL compete for Division 2 sanctioning, a fan brought up the possibility of an unsanctioned league. Another fan said that unsanctioned leagues would never get decent players because FIFA could give players who played in an unsanctioned league a lifetime worldwide ban from playing sanctioned soccer. Even if the lifetime ban was not guaranteed, it's not a risk players would take.
     
  4. Scrabbleship

    Scrabbleship Member

    May 24, 2012
    In what sense does having two national governers make any sense? Also, football is called soccer in the US and Canada, that is why "soccer" is in the names of their national governing associations.

    No unsanctioned national association would ever get off the ground. They'd need to find players who are fine never playing in sanctioned soccer again. Same for referees.
     
  5. Polygong

    Polygong Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    It's also called soccer in Australia and New Zealand, but their Associations have Football in their name.

    Using "soccer" sounds pretty bush league to be honest,
     
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  6. Chastaen

    Chastaen Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This idea always makes me chuckle.
     

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