They’re coming home: Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face Australia on Tuesday 14 April in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 2020 Women’s International Friendly match will be played at BC Place with tickets to go on sale this coming Wednesday 29 January.
The home international soccer match will provide Canadian fans with an opportunity to see their favourite players live in action, including captain Christine Sinclair who is chasing the world’s all-time international goalscoring record. It will be the Women’s National Team’s first international match at BC Place since a 1:1 draw with world champions USA back on 9 November 2017. The upcoming Canada-Australia match will kick off at 19.30 local on Tuesday 14 April.
“We are excited that the Women’s National Team will be back in action in Vancouver at BC Place in April,” said captain Christine Sinclair. “The stadium has a special place in my heart as it is in my home province of British Columbia, so we are looking forward to see everyone there.”
Tickets to the Canada-Australia match start as low as $20 via Ticketmaster.ca
Canada and Australia are both ranked among the top-10 nations on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking and have both featured at the past seven editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Both have won confederation championships as recently as 2010 and both reached the Knockout Phase at France 2019. Since Australia last visited British Columbia in 2002, Canada hold a slight edge in six head-to-head meetings with three wins, one draw and two losses.
Ahead of the Canada-Australia match, Canada compete in the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament from 29 January to 9 February (with group matches against St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, and Mexico) and then the Tournoi de France from 4-10 March (with matches against France, Netherlands, and Brazil).
As part of the match agreement, Australia will host Canada, with the return dates to be announced at a later time.
From 2008 to 2016, Canada qualified for three-straight Olympic Games through the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Canada reached the quarter-finals at Beijing 2008 before winning back-to-back bronze medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016. Canada earned the distinction of becoming the first Canadian team to win back-to-back medals at the Summer Olympic Games since 1908 as well as the first-ever Canadian women’s summer team to repeat on the podium.