Canada returns to Vancouver in April for Women’s International Friendly
Posted on 22 January 2020 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team
They’re coming home: Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face Australia on Tuesday 14 April in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 2020 Women’s International Friendly match will be played at BC Place with tickets to go on sale this coming Wednesday 29 January.
The home international soccer match will provide Canadian fans with an opportunity to see their favourite players live in action, including captain Christine Sinclair who is chasing the world’s all-time international goalscoring record. It will be the Women’s National Team’s first international match at BC Place since a 1:1 draw with world champions USA back on 9 November 2017. The upcoming Canada-Australia match will kick off at 19.30 local on Tuesday 14 April.
“We are excited that the Women’s National Team will be back in action in Vancouver at BC Place in April,” said captain Christine Sinclair. “The stadium has a special place in my heart as it is in my home province of British Columbia, so we are looking forward to see everyone there.”
Tickets to the Canada-Australia match will start as low as $20 via Ticketmaster.ca (or by calling 1.855.985.5000). Ahead of the 29 January public on-sale date (which starts at 10.00 local time), an advance window for group ticket purchases (10 or more tickets) is now open while an exclusive Canada Soccer Insiders pre-sale will take place on Tuesday 28 January. For complete information on tickets, please visit CanadaSoccer.com/tickets.
Canada and Australia are both ranked among the top-10 nations on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking and have both featured at the past seven editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Both have won confederation championships as recently as 2010 and both reached the Knockout Phase at France 2019. Since Australia last visited British Columbia in 2002, Canada hold a slight edge in six head-to-head meetings with three wins, one draw and two losses.
Ahead of the Canada-Australia match, Canada compete in the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament from 29 January to 9 February (with group matches against St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, and Mexico) and then the Tournoi de France from 4-10 March (with matches against France, Netherlands, and Brazil).
As part of the match agreement, Australia will host Canada, with the return dates to be announced at a later time.
From 2008 to 2016, Canada qualified for three-straight Olympic Games through the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Canada reached the quarter-finals at Beijing 2008 before winning back-to-back bronze medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016. Canada earned the distinction of becoming the first Canadian team to win back-to-back medals at the Summer Olympic Games since 1908 as well as the first-ever Canadian women’s summer team to repeat on the podium.
CANADA AT THE CONCACAF WOMEN’S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT
Canada will face St. Kitts and Nevis (29 January), Jamaica (1 February) and Mexico (4 February) in Group B after which the top two-nations in the group will cross over to alternate Concacaf Semi-finals against the top-two nations in Group A. The two winners of those Concacaf Semi-finals on Friday 7 February will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as advance to the Sunday 9 February Concacaf Final. Both the Semi-finals and Final will be played in Carson, CA, USA near Los Angeles.
Fans are encouraged to follow Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team every step of the way by using their social media handle, #CANWNT. Extended match day coverage will be featured across Canada Soccer’s digital channels include Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
OLYMPIC MEDAL WINNERS & CONCACAF CHAMPIONS
Canada are two-time Olympic bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016) and two-time Concacaf champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in seven consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2019) and three consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2016). At Rio 2016, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team were the first Canadian Olympic team to win back-to-back medals at a summer Olympic Games in more than a century.
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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won four Concacaf youth titles: the 2004 and 2008 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship, the 2010 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, and the 2014 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. Canada have qualified for seven editions of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all six editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish at Uruguay 2018).