Christine Sinclair and the Canadian Women’s National Team are coming to town, Canada Soccer has announced.
Winners of back-to-back Olympic bronze medals, the Canadian women will take on Australia at BC Place on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 pm. It’s a matchup of two top 10 teams, with Australia (No. 7) ranked just ahead of Canada (No. 8) in the FIFA World Ranking.
As part of the agreement, Australia will also host Canada for a match “down under,” with details to be announced at a later date. If all goes well in Olympic qualifying, these matches will serve as Tokyo 2020 tuneups for both countries.
“We are excited that the Women’s National Team will be back in action in Vancouver at BC Place in April,” Sinclair said in a media release. “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.”
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This should be quite the homecoming for Sinclair, who hasn’t played at BC Place since the last visit from Team Canada on November 9, 2017. The Burnaby native is on the verge of making history, sitting just two goals back of Abby Wambach’s all-time international goals record (184).
With at least six matches between now and then, barring injury, there’s a good chance Sinclair will have already secured the record by the time this match takes place — giving hometown fans a chance to celebrate her career.
Tickets for the match range between $20 and $60, and go on sale to the public Wednesday, January 29 at 10 am PT. An advance window for group ticket purchases (10+ tickets) is now open, while a pre-sale will be available for Canada Soccer Insiders on January 28.
Canada begins its quest for an Olympic berth January 29 in Texas, with the top two teams from the Olympic qualifying tournament booking their tickets to Tokyo.