World Cup Destinations

Here's a look at the countries that will host the FIFA Women's World Cup matches in 2015 and 2019, and the FIFA Men's World Cup matches in 2018 and 2022.
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FIFA Women's World Cup 2015

US soccer player Ali Krieger is caught in action during a match between the United States and Sweden at Winnipeg Stadium in Manitoba, Canada, during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Girls' Soccer Match in Canada

A girls' soccer team plays a friendly match on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, to celebrate the Women's World Cup soccer tournament coming to Canada. Ottawa is be one of the cities to host the tournament.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Provencher Bridge crosses the Red River in Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of the host cities for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, is one of the host cities for the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

Built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics, Olympic Stadium in Montreal is one of the stadiums to host the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

Moncton, New Brunswick

The riverfront city of Moncton, New Brunswick — which is nicknamed Hub City because of its central location — is one of the cities to host the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

The world’s largest air-supported stadium, BC Place, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a venue that will host the Women’s World Cup in 2015.

Russia: FIFA Men's World Cup 2018

Members of the Russian delegation celebrate at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, after the official announcement that their country will host the 2018 World Cup.

Russia vs. Slovenia

Russia's Andrei Arshavin, right, vies with Slovenia's Bojan Jokic during their World Cup 2010 qualifying playoff match in Maribor, Slovenia.

Luzhniki Stadium

Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium was built in 1956 and boasts a 5-star rating from the Union of European Football Associations. Its makeover in preparation for the 2018 World Cup will take its seating capacity to roughly 89,000.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 (France)

Soccer players and fans will be able to get a beautiful view of the Saone River in Lyon, France, when the city hosts the opening and closing games for the Women’s World Cup in 2019.

Stade de France

Located in Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris, Stade de France may be one of the stadiums to which hundreds of fans will flock to see the Women’s World Cup in 2019.


Although the official list of venues has not been chosen yet, the MMArena in Le Mans, France, may be on the short list to host Women’s World Cup matches in 2019. Opened in 2011, the fairly new stadium can hold up to 25,000 spectators for soccer games.

Qatar: FIFA Men's World Cup 2022

FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces Qatar as the host nation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The United States, which was considered a front-runner, finished second in the voting.

Al-Wakrah Stadium (model)

Qatar presents a model of its Al-Wakrah Stadium before winning the chance to host the 2022 World Cup. The stadium model was revealed during the FIFA Inspection Tour for the country's bid in Doha.

Joyous Reaction in Qatar

The chairman of the Qatar 2022 bid committee, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad al-Thani, and other bystanders cheer as Qatar is chosen to host the 2022 World Cup.  

Doha's West Bay

The skyline of the West Bay central financial district in Doha, Qatar, comes to life at night.

Qatar vs. Japan

Japan's Shinji Okazaki fights for the ball with Qatar's Ibrahim Majed, right, during their 2010 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Yokohama, Japan.

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