FIFA fan fever


Emiko and Taketoshi Ishihara are soccer fans.
Photo by Mark van Manen/The Province

FIFA fan fever
Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Vancouver has a fever:
FIFA fever.
Thousands of soccer fans
are filling B.C. Place in Vancouver.
The fans are here to cheer for their teams.
Millions of people around the world
are watching, too.

Vancouver will host nine
Women’s World Cup games.
Fans will spend about $37 million
while visiting Vancouver.

Soccer fan, Rafael Paredes, said,
“This is the World Cup.
We love soccer, men’s, women’s — it’s all the same.”

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FIFA Women’s World Cup


Chrisitine Sinclair (12) is Team Canada’s captain.
Photo by Stuart Davis/The Vancouver Sun

FIFA Women’s World Cup
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Listen to “FIFA Women’s World Cup”– Level 2
Reading by Corey Muench

Canada will host
the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
It wil be the seventh Women’s World Cup.

The event is from June 6 to July 5, 2015.
Over one million people will watch.

Canadian cities
The games will be in six cities:
Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg,
Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton.

Best women’s teams
From April 2013 to December 2014,
128 countries competed.
The top 24 countries will play this summer.

World Cup Facts
  • Canada’s women’s team
    is ranked #8 in the world.
  • Canada’s men’s team
    is ranked #114 in the world.
  • The best women’s team:  Germany
  • The best men’s team:  Germany
  • The first Women’s World Cup:  1991
  • The first Men’s World Cup:  1930

FIFA – The Fédération Internationale de Football Association