The history of Canada’s national teams.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 16 July 1987
Guido Titotto scores Canada’s first goal at a FIFA U-17 World Cup. In Canada’s third match on home soil at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Titotto cuts Qatar’s lead in half in the 25th minute, the first goal ever scored by Canada at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Canada, however, could not score again before falling 1:2 after full time.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 17 July 2003
Canada wins 2:1 over Brazil in a Women’s International Friendly match in Montréal, QC. Rhian Wilkinson, in just her second match, scores her first national “A” goal in front of friends and family.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 18 July 2007
Canada wins 11:1 over Jamaica at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007. Christine Sinclair scores four goals for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 18 July 2009
Canada falls 0:1 to Honduras in the quarter-final phase of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Walter Martinez scores the lone goal on a penalty in the first half.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 19 July 1976
Canada falls 1:2 to the Soviet Union in the team’s first match at the Montréal 1976 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament. Jimmy Douglas scores the lone goal for Canada. Despite the loss, Canadian coach Colin Morris said his team played “above our heads” and that the performance was “magnificent, a wonderful display of what we can do.”
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 20 July 2003
Canada wins 2:1 over Brazil in a Women’s International Friendly match at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa, ON. After going down 0-1, Kara Lang and Randee Hermus reverse the lead in Canada’s favour. Before the match, the Canadian Soccer Association pays tribute to captain and hometown footballer Charmaine Hooper in anticipation of her 100th appearance (Hooper would reach the milestone less than two months later on 20 September 2003).
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 21 July 1998
Canada falls 0:4 to China PR in a Women’s International Friendly match in Montréal, QC. Down by three goals at the half, goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc enters the match to make her debut for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 21 July 1976
Canada is eliminated from the Montréal 1976 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament following a 1:3 loss to Korea DPR in Toronto, ON. The match is played in front of 12,638 fans at Varsity Stadium. Jimmy Douglas scores the lone goal for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 22 July 2009
Canada falls 0:1 to USA in an away Women’s International Friendly match in in Charleston, USA. USA’s Christine Nairn scores the lone goal in the 89th minute. Christine Sinclair makes her 132nd appearance for Canada to tie Andrea Neil’s national record.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 22 July 1989
Canada wins the first-ever Jeux de la Francophonie gold medal with a 4:1 victory over host Morocco. The match is played in front of a packed house of 70,000 fans at King Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca.
Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.