It has been an exciting week for Canadian football fans after three very exciting announcements were made in FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ Official Host Cities Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver. From May to October 2014, host Canada will face former world champions USA, Germany and Japan in a series of home international matches.
In Winnipeg, Canadian coach John Herdman and Winnipeg talent Desiree Scott helped make the Canada-USA announcement. The North American rivals will face each other at Winnipeg's beautiful new stadium on 8 May 2014.
Next, in Edmonton, Canada announced that it would face reigning FIFA Women's World Cup champions Japan in a pair of international matches, with the first to be played at Commonwealth Stadium on 25 October. A second Canada-Japan friendly will be played three days later in Vancouver.
The series of announcements wrapped up in Vancouver, where it was announced that two-time champions Germany would come to BC Place on 18 June.
“To ensure Canada offers consistent, world-class performances, Canada Soccer believes that it must play against quality opponents more often and that it must play at home on a regular basis,” said Victor Montagliani, President of Canada Soccer.
The FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ will run from 6 June to 4 July 2015, with matches to be played in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton.
Along with the four 2014 international matches, Canada will also host the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 this year from 5-24 August. The U-20 matches will be played in Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Moncton.