Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Rugby world cup 2007 france
The 2007 Rugby World Cup will be the sixth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial international rugby union world championship. It will be hosted by France from 7 September to 20 October 2007; France won the right to host the event in 2003, beating a bid from England.
86 nations participated in the regional qualifying competitions that started in 2004. The eight quarter-finalists from the 2003 event automatically qualified, twelve further nations have qualified. Portugal is the only debutant nation at the 2007 World Cup.
This World Cup will have 20 nations contesting 48 matches over 44 days. Forty-two matches will be spread between ten French cities, with four matches to be held in Cardiff, Wales and two matches in Edinburgh, Scotland.