Canada’s exit at the quarter-final stage of the Women’s World Cup was a “missed opportunity,” says Canada soccer president

National Post

VANCOUVER — Victor Montagliani says the Canada’s exit at the quarter-final stage of the Women’s World Cup was a “missed opportunity” to truly grab the host nation’s attention.

The president of Canada Soccer took part in FIFA’s closing press conference on Friday and said the country’s loss to England was disappointing, but added there is plenty to build on moving forward.

“Obviously when you’re hosting an event — it doesn’t matter what sport you’re in — and you don’t win it or get to a final, it is a missed opportunity,” said Montagliani. “I don’t think there’s any way to sugar-coat that.”

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The Canadians lost 2-1 to the English in the quarters last weekend thanks in large part to two defensive gaffes in the first 15 minutes that they could never recover from in front of a crowd of more than 54,000 at B.C. Place Stadium.

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