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25 February 2019

Football Canada have been awarded hosting rights for the 2024 IFAF World U20 Championship.

 The tournament will be the 7th edition of the World Junior Championship and the first following the move from the U19 age range to U20 and from a two-year to four-year hosting cycle. 

Canada are the reigning World U19 Champions, having secured the crown in front of 35,000 fans at the Olympic Stadium in Mexico in July last year. Organisers of the 2024 tournament will take part in the upcoming 2020 event in the United States as preparation alongside transferring the knowledge from their successful hosting of the Women’s World Championship in 2017. 

“To return to Canada is an incredible opportunity for IFAF” said IFAF Managing Director Andy Fuller. 

“Football Canada have a history of hosting successful, world-class events, including the recent 2017 IFAF World Women’s World Championship in Vancouver. I have no doubt that the 2024 Championship will be an event which truly affords some of the finest young football players from around the world a platform to showcase their talents.” 

Football Canada President, Kim Wudrik, welcomed the announcement “Football Canada is thrilled to be able to continue a rich tradition in delivering international championship.” 

Wudrik continued “The Junior Championship is one where we have had success over the years, including most recently in Mexico. To provide the opportunity for Canadian players to go for gold in front of a home crowd is tremendously exciting.”

Image c/o Dicass Photography and Football Canada

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