Vancouver was named host city for the final of the FIFA women’s World Cup in Canada.

The competition, which is slated to run June 6-July 6, 2015, will kick off with the opening ceremony and opening matches in Edmonton. Canada, as the hosts, have been named as the A1 seeds, which means that they will play their first two group matches in Edmonton.

A total of 52 matches will be played over 30 days from coast to coast in six host cities, including Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, and Moncton.

For the first time, the 2015 tournament will welcome 24 teams from around the world, a milestone in women’s football as the game continues to grow.IANS