Canadian soccer fans can relive the excitement of Rio 2016 when Canada hosts Mexico in the Bronze Medal Celebration Match on Feb. 4. The live broadcast of the event from BC Place in Vancouver airs on TSN2 and RDS2 at 15:00 PT/ 18:00 ET.
The match, which will be the first-time Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play at home since capturing its historic back-to-back bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The game will feature retiring players Melissa Tancredi, Rhian Wilkinson and Marie-Eve Nault in their final home match for Canada.
For head coach John Herdman, the match represents both the celebration of the Rio 2016 bronze medal, but also one last opportunity to coach three players who have had a large impact on both the 2012 and 2016 Bronze Medal Olympic teams.
“This is an incredibly important match for us because we are celebrating a massive achievement, but also saying goodbye to players who have truly made their mark not only on soccer, but also on Canada,” Herdman said. “There was an option for the three retiring players to walk on the field at half time and do the traditional farewell wave, but they’ve chosen to step on the field and play. They genuinely want to end this the way it started, playing for their country. Tancredi, Wilkinson and Nault will all play, hopefully together, and when they enter or exit the pitch I am sure the fans will show them how they feel about them. To be able to say goodbye to these players, in front of our fans at BC Place and in the homes of Canadians through the TSN broadcast, it’s going to be very special.”
Seats for the Canada-Mexico match are still available via Ticketmaster.ca. Tickets to the match start as low as $20 (plus applicable fees) and fans will once again be able to take advantage of a ‘Me+3’ offer in select sections. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounts of up to 30% off regular price tickets. Fans interested in group tickets must submit their order by Feb. 1 at Canadasoccer.com.
– Canada Soccer