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The Women’s 2014 World Cup is five-weeks away in Paris, as we begin an informative preview of this seventh tournament, won the past four times by the Black Ferns from New Zealand.
Dates: August 1 to August 17
Number of teams: 12 in three Pools
Official website: www.RWCWomen’s.com
Ticket purchase online: www.ffr.fr/index.php/ffr/billetterie - You will see COUPE DE MONDE FEMININE and below two Achetez (Buy) options
Preliminary games: The CNR (Centre National Rugby) at MARCOUSSIS, 20-miles south of Paris
Semifinals: Stade Jean-Bouin, Wednesday, August 13
Final: Stade Jean-Bouin, Sunday, August 17
Date Day Time Opponent Ticket Prices
August 1 Friday 5 p.m. Ireland €5 to 7
August 5 Tuesday 2 p.m. Kazakhstan €5 to 7
August 9 Saturday 6 p.m. New Zealand €5 to 7
August 13 Wednesday 6 & 8:45 p.m. Semis €5 to 20
August 17 Sunday 4:30 p.m. 3rd and 4th €5 to 25
August 17 Sunday 6:45 p.m. 1st and 2nd €5 to 25
(The Euro is at $1.36, June 24, 2014.)
Stadium location: Opposite the Stade Francis, Avenue General Serrail, 16th Arrondissemont.
To reach the stadium by public transport take the Metro subway or the RER (Inner city railroad). Both RER lines B and D leave from Châtelet (10-minute ride) and Gare de Nord (5-minute ride). Or take line B get off at La Plaine Stade de France, if line D get off at Stade de France Saint Denis. The Metro line 13 connects the stadium with stations Montparnasse (25 mins), Invalides (20 mins) and Saint-Lazare (15 mins). Get off at stop Saint-Denis Porte de Paris.
Travelling to Marcoussis: (We’ve asked the FFR for up-to-date information on busses, trains, and taxis plus other helpful information. Rugby Today will post its responses next week.)
CNR at Marcoussis: The French Rugby Federations has built a magnificent training and game facility in this Parisian suburb. There are three pitches, two grass, and one turf. The grass will host the Women’s RWC. Each has a spectator stand.