Canadian Women To Play Australia

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association today announced its Women’s World Cup Team will play Australia on Sunday, September 14 at Richardson Stadium (Queen’s University campus) in Kingston, Ontario at 2:00 p.m.. This will be the team’s final preparation game before the Women’s World Cup. The Canadians open the tournament on September 20 against Germany in Columbus, Ohio.



“I’m excited to be able to get another friendly into our preparation schedule and I love the idea of bringing our team to yet another Canadian city,” said Canadian head coach Even Pellerud. “This will be yet another strong test for us against a side we know quite well.”



Canada split a two-game series with Australia in September 2002, winning the first game 2-0 in Vancouver on September 26 and dropping the second game by a score of 1-0 two days later in Victoria.

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association today announced its Women’s World Cup Team will play Australia on Sunday, September 14 at Richardson Stadium (Queen’s University campus) in Kingston, Ontario at 2:00 p.m.. This will be the team’s final preparation game before the Women’s World Cup. The Canadians open the tournament on September 20 against Germany in Columbus, Ohio.



“I’m excited to be able to get another friendly into our preparation schedule and I love the idea of bringing our team to yet another Canadian city,” said Canadian head coach Even Pellerud. “This will be yet another strong test for us against a side we know quite well.”



Canada split a two-game series with Australia in September 2002, winning the first game 2-0 in Vancouver on September 26 and dropping the second game by a score of 1-0 two days later in Victoria.



Kingston’s Richardson Stadium is a 10,000 seat grass facility on the campus of Queen’s University.



“Everyone in this area is very excited about the game,” said SOSA President Savas Kekkas. “I have already had a tremendous response for tickets and all our players have been saying that they can’t wait. They feel this is the best thing to happen in Kingston sports for a long time.”



Tickets for the game will be available on August 20. Tickets on the East Stand will be sold by the Southeast Ontario Soccer Association at $5.00 each. SOSA is located at 1201 Division Street in Kingston (613-546-6642). West Stand tickets will be sold by Queen’s University at the Recreation Centre with Upper Gold being sold for $20.00 each, and Blue and Red section tickets at $10.00 each.



Canada has been drawn in Group C for the World Cup and will face Germany on September 20 in Columbus, followed by games against Argentina on September 24 (Columbus) and Japan on September 27 (Foxboro, MASS). Should Canada reach the quarter-finals, they would travel to Portland for a game on October 2. The semi-finals are scheduled for Portland, OR on October 5 with the Final scheduled for Sunday, October 12 in Los Angeles, CA.

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