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2015 Women's World Cup draw

12/06/2014 11:15 EST | Updated 02/05/2015 05:59 EST
The official draw for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 is taking place today at 1 p.m. AT.

Today, the world will find out which host cities the 24 qualified countries will be playing their group phases for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

In conjunction to the official draw held in Ottawa, an event is being held at the Moncton Aberdeen Cultural Centre Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. AT to celebrate this big announcement.

Use can follow the event on our live blog below. 

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Canada will be the first to host a 24-nation tournament next summer — an increase of eight countries over its predecessors.

Six groups of four will be spread across the six host cities to compete in round-robin play. The top two from each group, plus the four best third-place finishers, will advance to the Round of 16.

According to the Moncton website, the organizing committee will have draw assistants. Local soccer players will represent each of the countries, and place the country flag on a board to help create a visual of the draw results.

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