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Footy Flashes: Toronto, Edmonton first sites for soon to start Canada 2014

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Less than two weeks remain before the opening match of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014. The kick off day of Aug. 5 features Group A matches in Toronto and Group B matches in Edmonton.

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Canada begins its run at the championship against Ghana on opening day in Toronto, following the competition's opening ceremonies.

Already, 12 of the 16 teams have announced their roster, with France the latest to unveil their 21-player roster on July 24. Just last week, the Canadians introduced their players in Vaughan, ON.

Canada’s side features a number of players who have international experience at both the national and youth levels, including Kadeisha Buchanan, Jessie Fleming, Ashley Lawrence, Rebecca Quinn and Sura Yekka who all recently featured with the big team on June 18.

The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 runs until Aug. 24 in Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Moncton. To purchase tickets or learn more about the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 please visit www.FIFA.com/Canada2014.

Canada 2015 slogan celebrates female players

Venues from coast to coast across Canada will host the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015.

The Official Slogan “To A Greater Goal” was created to celebrate not only the competition but also all female players around the world.

The four words contain a dual message that embodies the essence of this world-class competition: a vision for team sport and a vision for women.

Canada 2015 to offer Stadium Passports for all venues

Tickets to the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 will go on sale Sept. 10, with the initial phase to offer Stadium Passports that feature tickets for every match at a particular Official Host City.

Each Stadium Passport applies only to the Official Host City and stadium selected. For fans who want the Stadium Passport experience, but can’t attend all the matches, a Stadium Half Pass will be available for Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal.

Stadium Passport or Stadium Half Pass purchasers will also have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 championship final at BC Place next July 5 (subject to availability with no discounts).

For more details, visit www.fifa.com/womensworldcup.

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