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Venue: Eden Park staged the first match in New Zealand between co-host New Zealand and Norway.

The stadium will also host one match in the round of 16, one in the quarter-finals and one in the semi-finals.

The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 to 60,000, depending on the configuration. It was the main stadium for the 1990 Commonwealth Games and hosted the finals of the 1987 and 2011 Rugby World Cups, and a semi-final game at the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

It stands in suburban Mount Eden near the dormant volcano of that name, known to Indigenous Maori as Maungawhau.

Italy and Argentina players line up before a FIFA Women’s World Cup match in Eden Park, Auckland [File: David Rowland/Reuters]

Auckland (Indigenous name: Tamaki Makaurau): Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city with an urban population of about 1.6 million.

About 41 percent of Auckland’s population was born overseas, giving it the eighth-largest proportion of foreign-born residents of any city in the world. It has the largest ethnic Polynesian population in the world. Maori have lived in the area since the 14th century. Europeans settled Auckland in 1840 and made it New Zealand’s capital until Wellington replaced it in 1865. Auckland is built on an isthmus between Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean and Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea.

It is surrounded by the Auckland Volcanic Field, which comprises about 50 dormant or extinct volcanoes. Auckland is known as the City of Sails for its large sailing community. It is the home to the America’s Cup syndicate Team New Zealand and has hosted the America’s Cup regatta three times. Many workers commute to downtown Auckland by ferries which serve points on the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. Waiheke Island is the largest in the Gulf with a population of about 10,000 and is famous for its vineyards.

Weather: Auckland is sub-tropical with warm summers and wet winters. Temperatures average 8-23 degrees Celsius year round (46-73 degrees Fahrenheit). Temperatures in July and August typically range from 11-15 Celsius (52-59 Fahrenheit).

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