Canada WNT to participate in XVI Pan American Games

Canada will compete in the group phase of the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 Women’s Football Tournament this 18-22 October. Canada will play three group matches in five days, with the top-two teams of two separate groups advancing to the semi-final stage on 25 October. The women’s championship match will be played 28 October.

Canada will compete in the group phase of the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 Women’s Football Tournament this 18-22 October. Canada will play three group matches in five days, with the top-two teams of two separate groups advancing to the semi-final stage on 25 October. The women’s championship match will be played 28 October.



Canada’s three group matches are Tuesday 18 October against Costa Rica (12.00 ET / 11.00 local / 09.00 PT), Thursday 20 October against Argentina (11.00 ET / 10.00 local / 08.00 PT), and Saturday 22 October against Brazil (21.00 ET / 20.00 local / 18.00 PT). All matches will be played at the Estadio Omnilife in Guadalajara.



Tuesday 18 October 2011

11.00 (local) – Canada – Costa Rica

14.00 – Colombia – Trinidad and Tobago

17.00 – Argentina – Brazil

21.00 – Mexico – Chile



Thursday 20 October 2011

10.00 (local) – Canada – Argentina

13.00 – Chile – Colombia

17.00 – Brazil – Costa Rica

20.00 – Mexico – Trinidad and Tobago



Saturday 22 October 2011

10.00 (local) – Trinidad and Tobago – Chile

13.00 – Costa Rica – Argentina

17.00 – Mexico – Colombia

20.00 – Brazil – Canada



A live television schedule for the women’s football matches has not been announced, although Mexico’s Televisa has been indicated as one of the local broadcasters for the tournament. Canadian broadcaster CBC will produce a Daytime Summary (17.00) and Evening Summary (midnight) show each day.



Canada’s women’s football team features 18 athletes, with Amélia Pietrangelo of Laval, QC the last to join the squad after Brittany Timko pulled out because of injury. Canadian coach John Herdman made the final change just over 24 hours before the opening match of the tournament. The 18-player women’s soccer team roster can be accessed via the “Roster” tab for each of Canada’s upcoming fixtures.



Canada is the defending bronze medal winner from the last Pan American Games Women’s Football Tournament in 2007. Full reports for each of Canada’s Guadalajara 2011 matches will be posted online at CanadaSoccer.com in the coming days.



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