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

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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

B.C.’s new soccer star


Steven Beitashour in the blue jersey
Photo by Jason Payne/The Vancouver Sun

B.C.’s new soccer star, Steven Beitashour
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun and The New York Times
by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Steven Beitashour*, 28,
was born in San Jose, California.
His parents are from Iran.
They moved to the U.S.
in the 1960s.
*say: bayt-uh-shoor

Growing up
Steven always loved soccer.
He was 11 years old
during the 1998 World Cup.
At the time, the U.S. faced Iran
in France.
The family watched the game.
Iran won 2-1.

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