Canada WNT returns to Vancouver to host Mexico
Posted on 5 September 2013 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team
Canada Women’s National Team, and Olympic bronze medallist, will host Mexico in a Women’s International Friendly match at BC Place in Vancouver on 24 November 2013 (kickoff 13.00 local time). The match, presented by Bell, will mark Canada’s Women’s National Team’s return to Vancouver and the first time the two nations face off 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 Peter Montopoli, Canadian Soccer Association General Secretary. “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 on 24 November will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday 13 September. 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 24 November match will also be broadcast live nationally on Sportsnet One (10.00 ET / 13.00 PT).
“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 2015TM 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 one-nil on the day courtesy of a goal by Christine Sinclair to be crowned CONCACAF Champions on Mexican soil.