FIFA World Cup: What a Canadian fan should know and do while in Perth, Western Australia
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA — On July 26, Soccer Canada’s Women’s National Soccer team will take on Ireland in a FIFA World Cup match being played in Perth — the modern, large and beautiful capital city of Western Australia. The FIFA Women’s World Cup is the largest sporting event held in Australia since the Sydney 2000 Olympics, with five games being played in Perth.
Canada’s women’s team won gold in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but has never won a FIFA World Cup, while arch rivals the United States has netted four World Cups and four Olympics golds.
The Canadians are in Group B and play Nigeria in Melbourne on July 21, Ireland on July 26 and Australia on July 31 in Melbourne.
Here’s what to know and some things to do if you are visiting this coastal city of 2.6 million people (the third largest in Australia and the sunniest) this month.