For probably the only time in its history, in a few short days Canada is going to be the centre of the soccer world. The 2015 Women’s World Cup is being hosted here and twenty four of the world’s best women’s soccer nations are participating. Five different cities across this large country will see games played there. Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Ottawa, Moncton, and Vancouver will be where the games are played over the month (June 6 – July 5, 2015) of play.
As anyone who has watched women’s soccer can attest to the game has improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade. Partially because of that and partially because we have a competitive team here in Canada the women’s game is popular in this country. Remember a few years back when 60,000 packed into Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton for a women’s u-17 quarterfinal game that Canada played in? The nation also was in a frenzy over the team’s bronze medal performance in the last Olympics. We are the perfect hosts.
Some very talented soccer players will be on display in this Women’s World Cup. Canada has one of the best players in the world, Christine Sinclair, on its roster, but the star power does not stop there. Brazil has flashy midfielder Marta, France has its rock on defense Griedge Mbock Bathy, the U.S. has wily veteran Abby Wambach, Japan has 2011 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Homare Sawa, Germany has solid goaltender Nadine Angerer, and Spain boasts Champions League victor Veronica Boquete.
It could not come at a better time what with all the FIFA scandals and Sepp Blatter nonsense that has been going on lately soccer fans could use something to cling to and what better than the game itself?
-Dates: June 6 – July 5, 2015
-Venues: Montreal – Olympic Stadium, Moncton – Moncton Stadium, Ottawa – Lansdowne Stadium, Winnipeg – Winnipeg Stadium, Edmonton – Commonwealth Stadium, Vancouver – B.C. Place Stadium
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Prices: (in Montreal) $20.00 – $122.50 (plus handling charges)