Bell backs Canada’s women’s football showpieces as U-20 host cities are confirmed

04 Jun 2013

Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto have been named as the host cities for Canada’s staging of the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, while Bell Canada has signed on as the first national supporter of both next year’s event and the country’s hosting of the Women’s World Cup in 2015.

The inaugural edition of the U-20 World Cup was also played in Canada in 2002, when it was then known as the U-19 Women’s World Championship. The most recent edition was played in Japan last year, where the United States lifted its third title. The announcement of the host cities for the 2014 U-20 World Cup includes three of the six destinations for the senior event a year later. Edmonton, Moncton and Montreal will all play a part at the 2015 World Cup, with Toronto staging games during the U-20 event only.

“The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 is another great opportunity for our country and the four host cities to welcome the world and the world’s game,” said Victor Montagliani, chairman of the national organising committee. “This competition serves as a terrific showcase for the future stars of women’s football, with the best often proving that they are ready for the big competition just one year later.”

Bell will serve as the official telecommunications provider of the two tournaments. Wade Oosterman, president of Bell Mobility and Residential Services, and Bell’s chief brand officer, added: “Bell’s industry-leading investments in broadband networks and our experience in supporting amateur and professional sporting events will ensure world-class communications support to these FIFA championships.”