Canada announces broadcast for South American trip

The Canadian Soccer Association has announced that both away international matches against Argentina and Venezuela will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet. The 24 May match from Buenos Aires, Argentina will be broadcast live on all four Rogers Sportsnet channels at 15:30 ET / 12:30 PT. Rogers Sportsnet will also be broadcasting the 29 May match from Merida, Venezuela, with the schedule to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Canadian Soccer Association has announced that both away international matches against Argentina and Venezuela will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet. The 24 May match from Buenos Aires, Argentina will be broadcast live on all four Rogers Sportsnet channels at 15:30 ET / 12:30 PT. Rogers Sportsnet will also be broadcasting the 29 May match from Merida, Venezuela, with the schedule to be announced in the coming weeks.



“This is a wonderful opportunity to play these two big matches in Argentina and Venezuela,” said Canada’s national head Stephen Hart. “It is also terrific news that our fans at home and abroad will get to watch the matches on Rogers Sportsnet.”



The 24 May match will be the first meeting between the two national sides of Canada and Argentina. ‪‪The host, a two-time FIFA World Cup™ champion, has selected Canada as one of its last opponents in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, which runs this 11 June to 11 July.



The 29 May match provides Canada with a second international test against a South American opponent. Of note, the two matches provide very different challenges for the Canadian squad. Canada will have four days to prepare for the Argentina match which is expected to be played in the cool fall weather. Canada then has three days to prepare for the Venezuela match, which is expected to be played in heat, not to mention at altitude.



These two matches will be Canada’s last international matches before the world breaks to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.



In the second half of the year, Canada will return to action with matches already scheduled in September and October. The two September matches – 4 September in Toronto and 7 September in Montréal – will both be played in Canada.

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