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Toronto added to U-20 Women’s World Cup host-city list

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Toronto will be a host city for the U-20 Women’s World Cup.

The city was named one of four hosts for the 2014 tourney. The announcement was made at BMO Field ahead of Canada’s sold-out women’s match Sunday against the United States. The other host cities are Edmonton, Montreal and Moncton.

Toronto had been out of the mix for the Women’s World Cup and U-20 Women’s World Cup, as the city’s hosting of the Pan Am Games in 2015 made it impossible for the Ontario capital to be part of Canada’s bid.

But, because Ottawa’s venue isn’t guaranteed to be ready for the U-20 tourney, Toronto will be added as a venue. This won’t change the city’s status for 2015; it has already been decided that Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver will host WWC matches. Edmonton will host Canada’s first two games — including the tournament opener — while Vancouver gets the final.

“It’s a great pleasure to include Toronto in the official Host Cities for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 together with Edmonton, Moncton and Montreal, which will also be part of the coast-to-coast adventure for 2015,” said Tatjana Haenni, FIFA’s Deputy Director of Competitions for Women’s Football, “Host Cities are one of our biggest sources of support when it comes to promoting the competition.”

The Canadian Soccer Association also announced that the Canadian women’s team will play South Korea Oct. 30 in a friendly in Edmonton.

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One Comment

  1. Kevin

    June 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    October 30th vs Korea… yeesh, that’s going to be a chilly one

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