• Thursday Mar 21, 2013

    2015 Women's World Cup schedule unveiled

    ZURICH -- The official match schedule for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ was provisionally approved Thursday by the FIFA Executive Committee.

    Fans can now mark their 2015 calendars with the world's largest women's football tournament, which will be played June 6 - July 5, 2015, across Canada.

    The competition will kick off with the opening ceremony and opening matches in Edmonton. In total, 52 games will be played over 30 days from coast to coast in six venues. The final will be played in Vancouver.

    Canada, as host, has been named as the A1 seed, and will play its first two group matches in Edmonton.

    For the first time, the 2015 tournament will welcome 24 teams from around the world, a milestone in women's football as the beautiful game continues to grow in all regions of the globe.

    The qualification matches will begin in April 2013 with the preliminary round in Europe and will continue until November 2014, ending with the play-off matches between the fourth-placed team from CONCACAF and the third-placed team from South America.

    Canada 2015 will see the participation of five teams from Asia, three from Africa, three or four rom CONCACAF (not counting Canada), two or three teams from South America, eight teams from Europe, and one team from Oceania.

    The National Organising Committee has also announced that the highly sought-after tickets will go on sale in the third quarter of 2014.

    The FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ will be preceded one year earlier by the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The official match schedule and host cities for Canada 2014 will be announced in the coming months and ticket sales will begin in August 2013.

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