Canada tickets on sale for Morace’s home debut

Tickets to the upcoming Canada-Japan soccer friendly in Toronto have gone on sale this morning through Ticketmaster (416.872.9000 / ticketmaster.ca). The international women’s match, presented by Winners, will take place 25 May 2009 at BMO Field. The match will mark the home debut of Canadian head coach and FIFA women’s football ambassador Carolina Morace.

Tickets to the upcoming Canada-Japan soccer friendly in Toronto have gone on sale this morning through Ticketmaster (416.872.9000 / ticketmaster.ca). The international women’s match, presented by Winners, will take place 25 May 2009 at BMO Field. The match will mark the home debut of Canadian head coach and FIFA women’s football ambassador Carolina Morace.



“It will be a special night this first match in Toronto,” says coach Morace. “We look forward to continuing to develop our team play against a quality opponent such as Japan. It will be a great test for our young team.”



The Canada-Japan match will kick off at 19.00 (7pm ET) this 25 May. Tickets cost between $15-$35 each. Group rates are available in numerous sections with the purchase of 10 or more tickets.



Coach Morace, an international star since her playing days in Italy, took over the Canadian team this February with initial camps in Los Angeles and Rome. She then made her Canadian debut with four matches in the 2009 Cyprus Women’s Cup. Canada finished second in the tournament behind England after posting two wins, one draw and one loss.



As for Japan, it will be the senior team’s first-ever visit to Canada. Japan was recently ranked 9th on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking, two places ahead of Canada. In 2008, Japan finished fourth at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.



Canada, whose title sponsor is Winners and presenting sponsor is Teck, has an all-time record of three wins, three draws and three losses against Japan. At home, Canada is currently on a six-game unbeaten streak (3-3-0).

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