Canadian Women’s National Team Unveils Celebration Tour
The Canadian Women’s National Team is undergoing a two-match tour to celebrate the country’s Olympic Gold Medal win in Tokyo this year.
Dubbed the Celebration Tour, the women’s national team will play home matches in both Ottawa and Montreal next month, facing New Zealand on both occasions. The first match will take place at 3:00PM EST on Saturday, October 23 at TD Place, while the second match will take place at 7:30PM EST on Tuesday, October 26 at Stade Saputo.
Canada is hopeful to continue its Celebration Tour with additional matches out west, with details still to come in that regard.
New Zealand will be co-hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 along with Australia, at which point any potential fixture with Les Rouges will be much less friendly in atmosphere.
Both matches from the initial Celebration Tour announcement will be live on OneSoccer, which means they will be accessible to fuboTV and Telus subscribers. The matches signify the start of Canada’s journey to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, with their next official matches not slated until July at the 2022 Concacaf W Championship. It is expected that more friendlies will take place prior to the tournament.
We can’t wait to celebrate, connect, and play in front of our fans who cheered us on from afar in that special moment when we won Olympic Gold in Tokyo. Since coming home, we have truly felt the love of the nation, so to collectively feel that sea of Canada Red will only spur us onto new heights in the next chapter of our story.Canadian Women’s National Team Coach Bev Priestman
Tickets to both matches will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, October 6 with both games set to take place in accordance with all public health guidelines. Canada Soccer has announced that ticket prices will begin at $25. A presale will also be held for those who subscribe to CanadaRED on the official Canada Soccer website.
As a past FIFA Women’s World Cup host, it is fitting that Canada starts our next chapter on the road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 against the co-hosts New Zealand and we can’t wait to start that chapter.Bev Priestman
Canada has faced New Zealand in the last two FIFA Women’s World Cups, with both sides playing to a nil-nil draw in Edmonton six years ago, while Canada took a 2-0 win in France two years ago.
The Canadian Women’s National Team is still riding high after winning gold at the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympics Football Tournament, with Les Rouges going unbeaten in six matches, upsetting Number 5-ranked Sweden by way of a dramatic penalty shootout in Yokohoma. The women’s team had previously won back-to-back bronze medals in 2012 and 2016.
Priest man confirmed that the full Olympic Gold winning squad will be called up for the first two matches of the tour.