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Canada Hosts the FIFA Women’s World Cup This Summer

Canada is hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 this summer from June 6 until July 5, played in six venues spanning across the country. The world’s finest female players will have the chance to showcase their ability this summer. As the host nation, the Canadian team has automatically qualified for the tournament. Last year’s FIFA World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina was watched by an estimated 1 billion viewers across the globe.

The United States and Costa Rica qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 after winning the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. Switzerland and England became the first two European nations to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 after their successful campaigns during the UEFA European qualifiers. Norway, Germany, Spain, France and Sweden followed suit. It was left to Italy, The Netherlands, Scotland and Ukraine to battle it out in the play-offs for the final European ticket to Canada, from which The Netherlands emerged as the victors.

Vancouver, B.C. will be one of the Canadian cities in which the Women’s World Cup games will be played, including the final match on July 5th. The Vancouver matches will be held at BC Place, Canada’s premier soccer stadium. BC Place recently underwent a major revitalization costing some $563 millions dollars, and when it reopened in 2011, it boasted many impressive upgrades including the largest cable-supported retractable roof of its kind in the world.

This world-class stadium sits right in the heart of downtown Vancouver, an excellent and easily-accessible location from major hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. This is a great opportunity to watch the games live and to explore the beauty of British Columbia! We will be happy to assist you with any arrangements for groups or incentives to come and enjoy this truly worldwide sport.

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