The quadrennial World Cup that kicks off Friday may be the planet's biggest excuse for a party, and Canadians will be joining in with gusto, wrote The Canadian Press June 10 in a story picked up by the Guelph Mercury, TheSpec.com and the Times & Transcript (Moncton):
With its ethnic diversity and soccer-crazy immigrants, cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver become unique places to experience a month-long spectacle that dwarfs the Olympics.
“Canada is a wonderful place to watch the game, partly because people shift allegiances as they go along,” said Pablo Idahosa, a social science professor in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. “People, once their team is out there's that disappointment, but then they can go on to cheer for another team.”
The complete story is available on TheSpec.com.
Republished courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.