VANCOUVER, BC – The Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) announced today that Canada's Olympic bronze medallist women's national team will host Mexico in an international friendly match at BC Place in Vancouver on November 24, 2013 (kickoff at 1 p.m. PST).
The match, presented by Bell, will mark Canada’s women’s national team’s return to Vancouver and the first time the two nations meet since Canada booked its ticket to the 2012 London Olympic Games with a 3-1 win over Mexico at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament held in Vancouver in January 2012.
“The Canadian Soccer Association is thrilled to have the Women’s National Team host an International Friendly at BC Place in Vancouver this November,” said CSA general secretary Peter Montopoli. “This match gives the fans the opportunity to see their Canadian Olympic heroes in person and highlight the incredible support the team has received since its inspiring Olympic journey.”
Tickets for the Canada-Mexico match will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, September 13. Tickets will be available starting at $15 (plus applicable fees) and special group rates (10 or more) will be offered. All ticket and event details will be posted to CanadaSoccer.com as they are confirmed.
The November 24 match will also be broadcast live nationally on Sportsnet One.
“We look forward to building on the momentum of hosting matches at home and are confident Vancouver will once again show its passion for the beautiful game just as it did in January 2012 when record crowds attended the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament,” added Montopoli. “This match will not only serve as great preparation for the Women’s National Team, but also for the city of Vancouver as both prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.”
Vancouver is one of the six official host cities for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 and will have the privilege of hosting the world’s largest women’s football tournament championship match.
- Canada WNT has an all-time record of 17W-1D-1L in 19 international ‘A’ matches against Mexico dating back to 1994.
- Before the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying clash, the last time Canada and Mexico came together was in 2010 in the dramatic final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers™ tournament in Mexico where Canada defeated Mexico 1-0 on the day courtesy of a goal by Christine Sinclair to be crowned CONCACAF Champions on Mexican.
- Sinclair is one of 14 former Whitecaps FC players who won a bronze medal for the Canadian women's national team at last year's Olympic Games.