Auckland, New Zealand's North Harbour To Host 2015 U20 Football World Cup Final
Auckland, New Zealand's North Harbour Stadium will host the final and one of the semifinals of the 2015 U20 Football World Cup -- "the second largest event that Auckland has had a role in hosting," according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The tournament will "be spread over seven cities, with Whangerei, New Plymouth, Dunedin, Hamilton and Wellington the other venues." In addition to the final, North Harbour Stadium will also host "four pool matches, a quarter and semi final, the bronze medal playoff and both the opening and closing ceremonies." Christchurch will stage the second semifinal, while it "appears Wellington has missed out on the big games, with one quarter final and two round of 16 matches the only knockout fixtures in the capital." Napier has "missed out completely" (NZ HERALD, 8/15).