FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off with Canada victory

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 has begun in Edmonton, Canada. The hosts had a fantastic start to the tournament after their team beat China 1-0.

Hosts Canada were elated after Christine Sinclair scored an injury-time penalty against rivals China. Some 54,000 people gathered in Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium to watch the Group A match.

This year’s World Cup has been dedicated to women’s issues. The kick-off celebrations depicted the idea through the story of a little girl soccer player. Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan sang the song “In Your Shoes” for the ceremony.
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