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Canada creates new soccer league

It's been called "the beautiful game." Soccer, the most popular sport in the world, draws an unwavering devotion from its fans. Yet soccer as a spectator sport has never quite caught on in Canada, despite growing youth participation rates and a series of professional leagues. Still, we've had star players and tasted World Cup play, and many immigrant communities have imported their passion to Canada. CBC Archives looks at soccer in the Great White North.

It's 1961 and a new professional soccer league for Canada has just been announced.
Medium: Radio
Program: Assignment
Broadcast Date: April 6, 1961
Guest(s): George Gross
Host: Maria Barrett, Bill McNeil
Reporter: Gordon Howard
Duration: 4:47

Last updated: November 30, 2012

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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