Wednesday May 27th, 2015

The 2015 Women’s World Cup will start June 6 in host country Canada.

Canada will kick off the tournament against China on June 6, while the United States, the 2011 World Cup runner-up, will start its Group D play in a match against Australia on June 8.

A group of players, including U.S. forward Abby Wambach, filed a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination because the Women's World Cup is being played on artificial turf, unlike the men's World Cup, which was held on natural grass. The lawsuit was eventually dropped.

Here's what you need to know about the Women's World Cup:

Host country: Canada

Dates: June 6-July 5

Venues: Vancouver (BC Place), Edmonton (Commonwealth Stadium), Winnipeg (Winnipeg Stadium), Ottawa (Lansdowne Stadium), Montreal (Olympic Stadium), Moncton (Moncton Stadium)

Defending champion: Japan

Teams and rosters: Can be found here.

Television: Fox, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Telemundo.’s Richard Deitsch breaks down FOX’s broadcast schedule in his media column.

Watch online: Fox Soccer 2 Go will offer live streaming of games.

- Scooby Axson

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