Jul
14
2007
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The FIFA U-20 World Cup is rewriting Canadian sports history. As already announced by FIFA and the local organizing committee, over half a million tickets for the prestigious tournament have already been sold in advance sales. The FIFA U-20 World Cup will thus be the biggest single-sport event ever held in Canada. Even more extraordinary is the fact that the 500,000 tickets had been snapped up for the event’s 52 matches in six venues before the official draw in Toronto on 3 March, so fans did not even know which of the 24 teams would be contesting the individual matches.