Posted on September 4, 2012
Regardless what transpires at Canada’s World Cup qualifier against Panama on Friday night, there will be a celebration at BMO Field in Toronto.
Members of Canada’s bronze-medal winning women’s Olympic eam will be recognized during a special ceremony of the CONCACAF Group C qualifier, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.
“By recognizing this incredible group of athletes . . . we hope to give Canadian supporters the chance to express their support and admiration for taking the nation on a great ride with the capturing of Canada’s first Olympic Summer Games team medal since 1936 in the Women’s Olympic Football tournament,” Canadian Soccer Association general secretary Peter Montopoli said in a statement.
“The event also represents an opportunity for the country to continue this momentum for the sport with the Men’s National Team forging towards its goal of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.”
The Canadians defeated France, 1-0, in the bronze-medal match after losing a 4-3 semifinal encounter with the United States.
Categories: Canada, North America, Women
Tags: Canada Soccer Association, Peter Montopoli, World Cup qualifying