Every four years, the FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place, and in 2015, the competition was hosted by our beautiful country, Canada!
Soccer is a very popular sport all around the world and particularly in Europe, but mostly for men. Women’s soccer is more common in North America than in Europe, but is gaining popularity. The 2015 World Cup was larger than any previous women’s tournament, with 24 teams taking part (up from 16 in 2011), and took place between 6 June and 5 July.
The whole competition took place in six different cities (and five time zones) across Canada:
- Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta
- BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia
- Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba
- TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario
- Moncton Stadium in Moncton, New Brunswick
- Olympic Stadium in Montréal, Québec
The tournament was a huge success and was supported widely across the country. The USA were the eventual champions, beating Japan in the final, while Canada reached the quarter finals before being knocked out by England.
For more information about the next Women’s World Cup (held in France in 2019), click here.
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