In less than fifty days, competition will begin in the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Six cities in Canada have been chosen to host the games: Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. Hundreds of thousands of fans will flock to these cities to enjoy the competition of the international games.
Showcasing the world’s best in women’s football, the 2015 Women’s World Cup will feature twenty-four teams from six different federations. This is an increase from the sixteen slots of the previous six World Cup competitions. In addition to the host nation, teams will represent federations from AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF, CONMEBOL (South America), OFC (Oceania), and UEFA (Europe).
The twenty-four countries qualifying for the 2015 competition are Canada, China PR, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Switzerland, England, Norway, Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Brazil, Colombia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Costa Rica, United States, Ivory Coast, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, and Ecuador. The teams have been placed into one of six groups of four and will start with a round-robin of six games. The opening game will be on June 6, 2015, between Canada and China PR.
Tickets have been mailed to waiting fans, but there are still many seats available. For those fans who would like to enjoy all the games in a specific venue or a single match, hospitality tickets are still available. These exclusive tickets include seats in a private or shared suite or a match lounge with amenities such as catered snacks and beverages, preferential parking, a dedicated hostess, additional catering, and commemorative gifts.
The first four days will feature twelve games:
Saturday, June 6: Canada vs. China PR and New Zealand vs. Netherlands
Sunday, June 7: Norway vs. Thailand and Germany vs. Cote d’Ivoire
Monday, June 8: Sweden vs. Nigeria; Cameroon vs. Ecuador; USA vs. Australia; Japan vs. Switzerland
Tuesday, June 9: France vs. England; Spain vs. Costa Rica; Colombia vs. Mexico; Brazil vs. Korea Republic
While in Canada for the games, fans can also enjoy the many sights and culinary cuisines of the country. Edmonton boasts the North Saskatchewan River Valley with 150 kilometers of trails, Fort Edmonton Park, and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Vancouver is home to the Vancouver Aquarium, Grose Mountain, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Winnipeg features the renowned Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Fort Gibraltar.
Fans can enjoy all the delights of the culinary scene in Ottawa at over 120 venues in a four-block area and revel at the Windjammer in Moncton, rated as a top ten hotel restaurant in all of Canada. While visiting Montreal, football fans can practice their French and explore the Underground City, which stretches over 30 kilometers beneath the city streets. All of these attractions will make the trip to Canada a truly outstanding vacation and entertainment experience for every Woman’s World Cup fan.