The FIFA Women's 2011 World Cup was a spirited tournament and was filled with great energy and drama.
In thrilling fashion, Japan won the title, defeating the United States after a late goal to even the game 2-2, and send the match to penalty kicks, where they held off the U.S., 3-1. Hope Solo and Abby Wambach led the U.S. deep into the tournament but simply came up short in the end, after a valiant effort by Japan.
So when and where is the next World Cup?
In 2015, the Women's World Cup will take place in Canada. The Final will not be in Toronto, due to the Pan American games. Of the locations proposed for the tournament, Montreal's Olympic Stadium has the largest capacity at over 66,000 seats.
The tournament will expand from 16 teams to 24. The number of matches increases from 32 to 52.
In 2007, Canada was hailed for doing an excellent job with facilities and attendance for the Men's Under-20 World Cup. Freddy Adu led an American side deep into the tournament.
The 2010 Men's World Cup took place in South Africa, and will move to Brazil in 2014. The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia, and the the 2022 World Cup will take place in Qatar.