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'The Budd rule'

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.


Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: March 25, 1980
Guest(s): Brian Budd
Host: Barbara Frum, Alan Maitland
Duration: 6:58

Last updated: November 30, 2012

Page consulted on March 7, 2014

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