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Members of Canada's 1986 FIFA World Cup team to be welcomed at Canada Day match

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC will welcome members of Canada’s 1986 FIFA World Cup team to BC Place this coming Sunday, July 1 when the ‘Caps take on Colorado Rapids on Canada Day.

Led by head coach Tony Waiters, 13 members from the team will be recognized on the field before kickoff.

Prior to the match, Victoria’s George Pakos will lead the Southsiders’ March to the Match from Victory Square to BC Place at 2:45 p.m. PT. Pakos, who hails from Victoria, BC, was a hero for Canada in qualifying for the 1986 World Cup, scoring in both of the final round matches against Honduras.

Any media interested in interviewing attending members from the 1986 World Cup team should contact the club’s communications department at communications@whitecapsfc.com.

For more on Canada Day festivities, visit whitecapsfc.com/canadaday.

WHO:
Tony Waiters – head coach
Les Wilson – assistant coach
Alan Errington – assistant coach
Alex McKechnie – team physiotherapist
Paul Dolan – goalkeeper
Gerry Gray – midfielder
Sven Habermann – goalkeeper
Bob Lenarduzzi – defender
Colin Miller – defender
Dale Mitchell – striker
David Norman – midfielder
George Pakos – striker
Carl Valentine – striker
 
WHAT:
Canadian 1986 World Cup team members welcomed to BC Place on Canada Day
 
WHERE:
The Vancouver Southsiders March to the Match will begin at Victory Square
 
The recognition will take place on the pitch at BC Place prior to kickoff.
 
WHEN:
Southsiders' March to the Match: 2:45 p.m. PT
Recognition at BC Place: 4 p.m. PT
 
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