Canada Set To Face Jamaica in September Olympic Qualifier
Canada Soccer has confirmed that the Canadian women’s national team will face Jamaica on September 22nd in Jamaica before returning to host them four days later on the 26th.
The game will be at BMO Field in Toronto, and the team will be looking to book their spot at the 2024 Paris Olympic games next summer.
Canada is the defending Gold medal champion after winning in Tokyo back in 2021. They had a chance to secure qualification last summer at the Concacaf W Championship in Mexico, but lost in the final to the US.
“Following this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, the squad will be excited to play such a critical match on home soil,” said Bev Priestman, Women’s National Team Head Coach.
“The Olympic Games have such a special place in this team’s heart, so to start that journey at home with our fans after what we hope to be a successful and exciting summer will be amazing.”
Both teams are heading to Australia and New Zealand to compete in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and both teams have struggled financially.
It was recently confirmed by the players that the Jamaican Soccer Federation wasn’t going to 100% support them for the WomenMs World Cup, and so the team started a GoFundMe page.
Jamaica is in a World Cup group with France, Brazil, and Panama while Canada faces Nigeria, and Ireland, and hosts Australia in Group B action which begins on July 20th.