Over the next two years Canada will witness tons of soccer action (see below). Since the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team won bronze at the 2012 Olympics, the visibility and support of the women’s game has risen and it’s refreshing.
I’m not sure how many people within soccer and futsal communities follow the activities of the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), but the CSA has been shifting, ever-so-slightly, to catch-up to top-ranked countries with excellent development models for their soccer and futsal players. Check-out what the CSA and our National Teams have been up to here: twitter.com/CanadaSoccerEN and here: canadasoccer.com.
Upcoming matches for the Canadian National Women’s Soccer Team:
May 8, 2014: CAN WNT vs USA (Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
June 18. 2014: CAN WNT vs GERMANY (Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada)
October 25, 2014: CAN WNT vs JAPAN (Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
CAN WNT matches typically air on Sportsnet One.
(The excerpt below is taken from a CSA 2013 Press Release).
FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is held every four years, with the next edition to be played in Canada in 2015. It marks the first major sporting event hosted in Canada from coast to coast, with matches to be played in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montréal and Moncton. The FIFA Women’s World Cup will feature the 24 best women’s football teams in the world.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 will be preceded one year earlier by the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, one of two FIFA women’s youth tournaments. The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup returns to Canada for the first time since 2002. The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 will feature 16 teams featuring players born 1994 or later.
The National Organising Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 features Victor Montagliani (chair), Steven Reed, Janine Helland, Doug Redmond, Clare Rustad, Walter Sieber and Peter Montopoli.