Montréal to host Canada 2015 semi final this summer
As an Official Host City for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, Montréal will play host for nine matches during the competition at Olympic Stadium, including quarter final and semi final. Montréal will host competition group matches on June 9, 13, 15 and 17, with the round of 16 match on June 21, the quarter final match on June 26 and the semi final match on June 30.
Montréal: a growing soccer power
There are more than 300 soccer pitches within the confines of Montréal, around 30 of them artificial. A new indoor soccer complex will open in the city in 2015. More than 200,000 players are registered with the Federation de Soccer du Quebec, four times as many as 20 years ago. Some 40 per cent of these players are women. The city’s professional soccer team, Montréal Impact, came into existence in 1993 and made their entry into Major League Soccer in 2012. A crowd of 58,962 attended for their opening MLS game at the Olympic Stadium, a record for the league.
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Message from Mayor Denis Coderre
” We are proud to host this international event, especially because this is the first time that as many countries will be competing for the World Cup. I am pleased to see that an increasing number of women are becoming involved in the sport of soccer. In fact, Canada ranks third, after the United States and Germany, when it comes to the participation of women in soccer. What a wonderful model for our youth to follow! ”
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ will feature 24 teams in 52 matches across six Canadian cities: Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winniped, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; Montréal, Québec and Moncton, New Brunswick. The competition runs from June 6 to July 5, 2015. For ticket information, please visit FIFA.com/Canada2015.
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