Canada will compete in Inaugural Women’s Peace Queen Cup Korea 2006

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Canadian Women’s National team will travel to South Korea in October to take part in the 1st Peace Queen Cup Korea 2006 that will be staged from October 28th to November 4th, 2006 in six Korean cities – Seoul; Cheonan; Suwon; Changwon; Masan; Gimhae. This tournament will be Canada’s final matches before it enters the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup where they will attempt to earn one of the region’s direct berths to the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup.



The Peace Cup, which previously featured men’s club teams in the first two editions, will feature eight women’s national teams. The tournament was established to promote World Peace through soccer. This inaugural women’s Peace Cup will see teams playing a round-robin format in group play and the group winners meeting for the title.

Canada has been drawn in Group A with Italy, Brazil and the Korea Republic. Therefore, Canada will face Italy on October 28th, followed by the Korea Republic on October 30th and end group match play on November 1st against Brazil.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Canadian Women’s National team will travel to South Korea in October to take part in the 1st Peace Queen Cup Korea 2006 that will be staged from October 28th to November 4th, 2006 in six Korean cities – Seoul; Cheonan; Suwon; Changwon; Masan; Gimhae.



This tournament will be Canada’s final matches before it enters the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup where they will attempt to earn one of the region’s direct berths to the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup.



The Peace Cup, which previously featured men’s club teams in the first two editions, will feature eight women’s national teams. The tournament was established to promote World Peace through soccer. This inaugural women’s Peace Cup will see teams playing a round-robin format in group play and the group winners meeting for the title.



Canada has been drawn in Group A with Italy, Brazil and the Korea Republic. Therefore, Canada will face Italy on October 28th, followed by the Korea Republic on October 30th and end group match play on November 1st against Brazil.



This thirteen game, six city tournament will see the top team of Group A and Group B meet for a one match final on November 4th, 2006.



“South Korea is staging a wonderful tournament – maybe the most competitive tournament outside world cup and Olympic games – in competition with Algarve cup only. This event comes in the middle of our extensive Residency camp this fall and will serve both as a great factor of motivation and as a perfect tune up prior to Gold cup/World cup qualifying late November,” said Head coach Even Pellerud.” We will face some challenges as how to get all players released, but this event will represent an amazing opportunity for our players. From a team perspective, we will take advantage of these international games by giving many players playing time and also by do some last tactical experimenting before the Gold cup.”



The Canadian Women’s national team will undergo serious training during an upcoming residency camp from October 16th to November 5th in Vancouver, BC.



For additional details on the Women’s Peace Queen Cup 2006, please visit: http://www.peacecup.com/



Tournament Schedule:



Peace Queen Cup Korea 2006

October 28th to November 4th, 2006

South Korea (six cities): Seoul; Cheonan; Suwon; Changwon; Masan; Gimhae.



Group A:

Canada

Brazil

Korea Republic

Italy



Group B:

USA

Australia

Denmark

DPR Korea



Canada Group matches schedule:

October, 28th 2006 – Seoul, South Korea

4h00pm – Canada vs. Italy

October 30th, 2006 – Masan, South Korea

6h20pm – Canada vs. South Korea

November 1st, 2006 – Changwon, South Korea

5h00pm – Canada vs. Brazil

November 4th, 2006 – Seoul, South Korea

1h30pm – Tournament Final, Teams TBD.

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