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2014 U-20 Women's World Cup Schedule Released; Canada Opens Quest at BMO Field

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In a low-key release, the CSA and FIFA released the schedule for the 2014 U-20 Women's World Cup, and it brings good tidings of footballing joy for CanWNT fans in Toronto.

Will you see the future of Canadian women's soccer en route to this trophy?
Will you see the future of Canadian women's soccer en route to this trophy?
Stuart Franklin

We now know where the Canadian U-20 women's side will be playing their group games of the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, as the CSA released the schedule today that divvies up the 32 matches amongst the four host cities: Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Moncton.

The news of course is great for Toronto supporters of the Canadian women, as not only will BMO Field see six group games (three double headers) and a quarterfinal match (compared to none at all in 2015 due to the Pan-American Games being staged in the city), but the Canadians will play the first two of their three Group A matches in Toronto on August 5th and 8th, followed by a game in Montreal on August 12th.

As for the knockout stages, if Canada qualifies for them at the top of their group, they will return to Toronto for their quarterfinal on August 16th, but if they finish second they will be forced to travel to Edmonton instead for the second quarterfinal on that same date. From there, the semi-finals will take place in Montreal and Moncton, with the bronze medal game and final taking place in Montreal on August 24th.

The games will be a dry run for the three 2015 host cities, and for Toronto it will be a chance to see the future of Canadian and international women's soccer up close.

You can check the schedule out here.