What you need to know before the Womens World Cup

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Article by: John Molinaro

One of the biggest sporting events on the planet kicks off this week, and Canada could play a starring role in how it plays out over the next month.

Here’s what you need to know about the Canadian team set to compete at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

When and where is the World Cup being held?

The tournament begins on Friday and concludes in the first week of July.

The round-robin portion of the competition runs from June 7 until June 20, and the knockout stage begins on June 22 with the Round of 16. The final is scheduled for July 7.

Nine cities across France will host games: Lyon, Paris, Nice, Montpellier, Rennes, Le Havre, Valenciennes, Reims and Grenoble. Lyon will stage both semifinals and the final, while the third-place match will take place in Nice.

Canada opens its World Cup account on June 10 against Cameroon in Montpellier before facing New Zealand on June 15 in Grenoble and the Netherlands on June 20 in Reims.

Matthew Achtymichuk