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Olympic Stadium – Montreal's FIFA U-20 World Cup Venue

Posted on 17 July 2006 in FIFA U-20 World Cup

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association and its partners – the Olympic Installations Board (RIO), the Quebec Government and the City of Montreal – are happy to announce that Montreal's Olympic Stadium will host Group D of the FIFA U20 World Cup Canada 2007.

“I applaud the Olympic Installations Board (RIO) for welcoming the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2007 and their fans. This event will have an important impact on Montreal's economy and tourism, and create a stage for the development of soccer in Quebec. I would also like to thank everybody who made this possible,” said Francis Millien, President SOC Montreal.

On Saturday, July 15 at 12:00pm EST, tournament ticket packages for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 were made available for purchase via www.FIFA.com. or by calling 1-866-662-3452 (toll-free).

For the complete FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 match schedule, please click here (62 KB)

The FIFA U20 World Cup Canada 2007 will kickoff on June 30, 2007 in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Burnaby and Victoria and will be the largest single-sport sporting event ever held in Canada.

The biennial event is second only to the FIFA World Cup™ in size and scope and will showcase the most talented under-20 soccer players in the world. The tournament has been the coming-out party for some of the game's top players - Maradona, Saviola, Raúl, Marco Van Basten, Luis Figo, Ruiz Costa, Thierry Henry, Ashley Cole, Adriano, Roberto Carlos, Kaka, Bebeto, Dunga and most recently Argentine wunder-kid, Lionel Messi. Canada's Craig Forrest and many members of the current Men's World Cup Team including Julian de Guzman, Paul Stalteri, Atiba Hutchinson and Iain Hume have also participated in the past.

For more information regarding the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, please visit www.FIFA.com.

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