WNT preparations continue in California

Less than 10 days remain before Canada returns home.

Canada’s women’s national camp continues in California as the team prepares for the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Vancouver, BC. The team has just over a week left before it returns to Canada to participate in the eight-team tournament from 19-29 January. The top-two teams in the competition will qualify for the London 2012 Olympics.

Every match in the competition will be played at BC Place in downtown Vancouver. Canada’s three home matches in the group phase are 19 January against Haiti, 21 January against Cuba and 23 January against Costa Rica. In the opposite group, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico and USA play on 20, 22 and 24 January.

The semi-final matches are 27 January, with the first-place team meeting the second-place team from the opposite group. Winners of the semi-final matches not only advance to the final, but also qualify for the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.

For more details on how to purchase tickets, please visit the CanadaSoccer.com CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament information page.

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

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.