Peter Montopoli appointed as Chief Executiev Officer Canada for FIFA World Cup 2026

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The Canada Soccer General Secretary Peter Montopoli has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer Canada for FIFA Wrold Cup 2026 effective 1 December.

Dr. Nick Bontis, President, Canada Soccer, said “On behalf of Canada Soccer’s Board of Directors, staff and member associations, I would like to express our deepest appreciation to Peter for his passionate and transformational leadership during his tenure as the organization’s eleventh General Secretary.”

“In his role, Peter has overseen the organization’s modernization and established a solid foundation for Canada Soccer to optimize the opportunity of hosting the FIFA World Cup 2026™. We wish him all the best in his new role and look forward to working closely with him through 2026,” Dr. Bontis added.

Meanwhile, Montopoli, said “I would like to thank FIFA for the opportunity to be a part of the once-in-a-generation opportunity to lead Canada’s co-hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2026™ along with Mexico and the United States and I very much look forward to working with all stakeholders to deliver the world’s largest single sporting event.”

Montopoli first joined Canada Soccer in 2005 when he took on the role of National Event Director for the highly successful FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, drawing a then record 1.2M cumulative spectators, the Canada Soccer said in a statement.

He also served as an Assistant General Coordinator at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ and General Coordinator at both the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ in Rustenburg.

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