Soccer fans – it’s time to dig out that jersey, scarf and crazy hat again! Today marks 100 more sleeps until the world’s finest female soccer players meet on the pitch for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. For host Canada, it will truly be a national affair with matches held in six different cities (Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton). Tickets for all 52 matches are now on sale.
The action begins on June 6, 2015 with Matches 1 and 2 taking place at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium. The World Cup final will be held on July 5 at Vancouver’s BC Place stadium.
A total of 24 countries will participate in this year’s World Cup. In front of their home fans, the Canadian women will look to build on their bronze medal result from the 2012 Olympics, and erase bad memories of their last-place performance at the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany. Defending champions Japan kick off their tournament June 8 at BC Place.
2015 FIFA World Cup groups