The official Host Cities for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ were announced at a media conference held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada last Friday in the presence of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and Canadian Soccer Association President Dr Dominique Maestracci.
The six official Host Cities named are: Edmonton, Alberta; Moncton, New Brunswick; Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup – the largest single sports event for women in the world – will be the first single sport event in Canada to be held from coast to coast.
“As Minister of State for Sport and an avid soccer fan, it is with great excitement that I congratulate the official Host Cities of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup,” said the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport).
“The Government of Canada is proud to be a key supporter in the hosting of this prestigious event, which will provide Canadians across our country with the chance to experience the highest level of soccer competition in their own backyards.
“We look forward to cheering on our women’s national team as they compete against the world’s best.”
The FIFA Women’s World Cup host nation will also host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in the preceding year. Official Host Cities for the 2014 competition will be announced by the end of 2012.
More info: www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/
Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine