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This Day in Football from 8-14 October

Posted on 8 October 2012 in This Day in Canadian Soccer

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 8 October 1977
Canada falls 1:2 to El Salvador in an away FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match in Monterrey, Mexico. After playing in two matches at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament, John McGrane makes his debut for Canada at the international “A” level.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 8 October 2011
Canada posts a 2:2 draw with Ukraine in a Men’s International Friendly in Kyiv. Atiba Hutchinson becomes the 20th player to make his 50th appearance for Canada. He is also the third player to score in his milestone 50th match (for good measure, Hutchinson also provides an assist on the Simeon Jackson goal). Also of note, Ukraine’s Andriy Shevchenko is honoured in a pre-match ceremony for making his 100th appearance.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 9 October 1974
Canada falls 0:2 to East Germany in an away Men’s International Friendly match in Frankfurt. Bob Bolitho makes his debut for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 9 October 2000
Canada wins 1:0 over Panama in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at the Winnipeg Sports Complex in Winnipeg. Jim Brennan scores the lone goal of the match, Canada’s first goal in six matches.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 9 October 2004
Canada draws 1:1 away with Honduras in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match. Atiba Hutchinson scores his first international goal to give Canada a 1-0 lead in the 73rd minute. Honduran Dilano Turcios equalises in added time.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 10 October 1976
Canada defeats Mexico in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match for the first time. Substitute Buzz Parsons scores the lone goal on a header from a Bruce Wilson free kick in the 32nd minute. The match is played in front of 17,939 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, BC.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 10 October 1996
Canada wins 2:0 over Cuba in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB. Alex Bunbury and Paul Peschisolido score for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 10 October 1999
Canada wins 2:1 over Haiti in 1999 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualifying. Carlo Corazzin scores both goals for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 11 October 2003
Canada falls 1:3 to USA in the match for third place at the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003. Kristine Lilly and Christine Sinclair trade goals in the first half before Shannon Boxx and Tiffeny Milbrett score for USA in the second half. Kristina Kiss becomes the ninth player to make her 50th appearance for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 12 October 1977
Canada wins a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at Estadio Azteca for the first time, albeit not against Mexico, but Suriname instead. The match is played in front of 90,000 fans. Buzz Parsons and Mike Bakic score for Canada in the 2:1 victory. Brian Budd plays briefly with a broken leg before coming off in the 77th minute, leaving Canada down to 10 men for the latter part of the match.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 12 October 1981
Canada wins 4:2 over Trinidad and Tobago in an away Men’s International Friendly match. Dale Mitchell (two), Mike Stojanovic and Branko Segota score in the win. Ian Bridge makes his debut for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 12 October 1987
Canada opens the FIFA U-20 World Cup Chile 1987 with a 2:2 draw against Italy. The CONCACAF champions open with a 2-0 lead on goals from James Grimes and Domenic Mobilio before Italy equalises with two goals in the second half (including one on a penalty).

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 12 October 1997
Canada plays Mexico to a 2:2 draw in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB. Frank Yallop becomes the 10th player to make his 50th appearance for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 13 October 1996
Canada wins 2:0 over Cuba in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB - its second 2:0 win over Cuba in four days. Paul Peschisolido and Nick Dasovic are the goal scorers. Colin Miller becomes the eighth player to make his 50th appearance.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 13 October 2004
Canada falls 1:3 to Costa Rica in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match in Burnaby, BC. Carlo Corazzin (59th), Jason de Vos (49th) and Mark Watson (78th) make their final appearances for Canada. 

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