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FIFA Womens World Cup

Updated on June 9, 2015

2015 FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2014 World Cup was one of the most watched sporting events across the world. While I enjoyed watching it, the event I am looking forward to is the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015.

One reason is, like all Canadians and Americans, we know our women's teams have a much better success rate in soccer then our men do. Two, it is being played right here in Canada giving us all the chance to see it live.

Photo By Christopher Johnson [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Fan Wear

Nike USA Stadium Away Jersey (GAME ROYAL/LOYAL BLUE) (L)
Nike USA Stadium Away Jersey (GAME ROYAL/LOYAL BLUE) (L)

This is the USA away Jersey for the WWC in 2015.

 
Umbro Canada Women's Home Jersey 2015
Umbro Canada Women's Home Jersey 2015

The Canada Home jersey for WWC 2015.

 

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FIFA World Cup 2015 Tickets

Tickets for the FIFA World Cup 2015 have been available since September 10, 2014. You can check out the prices and packages that are available here.

Women's World Cup Canada Players

Photo By kkimphotography (Christine Sinclair) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

With Canada winning a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics there is high hope for a stellar performance by the home team. Barring any unforeseen incidents we should still have superstar Christine Sinclair leading our team.

Our opponents have their scoring kept to a minimum due to us having the excellent Karina LeBlanc and Erin McLeod as our goal keepers.

Melissa Tancredi took some time off from soccer to focus on completing her education. Since she has now graduated, she is now returning to represent Canada.

Soccer Books

FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015: The Official Book
FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015: The Official Book

This book has the team profiles for all of the countries that are participating. It includes biographies for the coaches and star players.

It covers the history of the Women's World Cup. Plus a review of the qualifying rounds and a briefing on the tournaments rules and venues.

 
Go For the Goal: A Champion's Guide To Winning In Soccer And Life
Go For the Goal: A Champion's Guide To Winning In Soccer And Life

A great book by one of Soccer's most celebrated individuals. She was a class act both on and off the field.

 

FIFA Scandal

Hopefully the recent arrest of FIFA soccer officials will not overshadow the tournament. This is a time for the women to have the spotlight shine on them and the amazing matches that are played.

I am sure some questions will be asked about the scandal, but it is my desire to see the main focus to be on the players and the tournament.

Group A

Team
Win
Draw
Loss
Points
Canada
1
 
 
3
China PR
 
 
1
0
New Zealand
 
 
1
0
Netherlands
1
 
 
3

Group B

Team
Win
Draw
Loss
Points
Germany
1
 
 
3
Ivory Coast
 
 
1
0
Norway
1
 
 
3
Thailand
 
 
1
0

Group C

Team
Win
Draw
Loss
Points
Japan
1
 
 
3
Switzerland
 
 
0
0
Cameroon
1
 
 
3
Ecuador
 
 
0
0

Group D

Team
Win
Draw
Loss
Points
United States
1
 
 
3
Australia
 
 
1
0
Sweden
 
1
 
1
Nigeria
 
1
 
1

Group E

Team
Win
Draw
Loss
Points
Brazil
 
 
 
 
South Korea
 
 
 
 
Spain
 
1
 
1
Costa Rica
 
1
 
1

Group F

Team
Win
Draw
Loss
Points
France
1
 
 
3
England
 
 
1
0
Columbia
 
1
 
1
Mexico
 
1
 
1

Match Schedules For Canada and USA

Canada has their first match Saturday June 6 at 7pm. The second match is Thursday June 11 at 9pm. The third match is Monday June 15th at 7:30pm.

USA has their first match Monday June 8th. The second match is Friday June 12 at 8pm. The third match is Tuesday June 16th at 8pm.

Vancouver BC Place Stadium

By Teles (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Vancouver is on the West coast of the country and it is known for being a great place for those who love the outdoors. The weather is pretty great all year round. Plus there are plenty of places to go hiking, or rock climbing, or boating. If you get to go make sure you take the time to go whale watching.

Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton Alberta Canada

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Winnipeg Stadium

By Michael Dorosh (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ottawa Frank Clair Stadium

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Stay Near The Ontario and Quebec Border

If you want to see games played at more than one stadium then your best bet would be to stay near the Quebec and Ontario border. There are games being played in Ottawa and Montreal. The two stadiums are only about 2 hours apart.

So if you stayed in the middle it would only be about an hour drive to each stadium. You can find out more about the area and find a great place to stay with Trip Advisor Canada.

Montreal Olympic Stadium

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Moncton Stadium

By Ashoola (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Moncton is on the East coast, located right in the middle of the Maritime provinces. One of its most famous attractions is Magnetic hill. There you can put your car in neutral at the foot of the hill and you will be "pulled" back up the hill.

If you enjoy bird watching than be sure to stop by Sackville Waterfowl Park. There are plenty of walkways and trails full of wild life for you to see.

Canada Match Results and Analysis

The first match against China looked like it was going to be a draw, but with an amazing penalty kick in extra time, they got the win.

There were some shaky looking moments, especially by the defense. However there was an amazing performance by Kadeisha Buchanan. While she is only 19 years old she played like an experienced veteran.

If they face another opponent who uses a similar strategy they need to move the ball quicker and use more of the pitch. If the all of the players are basically swarming the ball, it leaves an opening on the other side of the pitch.


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