Canadian Men host Trinidad & Tobago on Vancouver Island March 27th

Islanders urged to be "12th Player" in Canada's quest to earn valuabe FIFA/Coca Cola World Rankings points.

February 14, 2020 - Vancouver / Langford BC

For the first time since 2005, a Canadian National team will be on Vancouver Island, and for the first time ever, it will be at the home of Pacific FC, Westhills Stadium in Langford BC. 

The Canadian Men's Senior National team is urgently chasing valuable ranking points, in the hopes of reaching the "HEX"; CONCACAF's 6 team qualification group for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.  

Vancouver Island, and Victoria in particular, was once a key stronghold for our Men's program, including Olympic Qualifiers at Royal Athletic Park in 1983 (they reached the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games) in addition to the 1985 World Cup qualifiers at the same stadium, as Canada achieved it's lone World Cup appearance in Mexico.

The last time an "A" National team game was held on the Island, was 2006, when our Women played at Centennial Stadium.  That venue was also home to Canada's succesful 2001 CONCACAF U20 tournament, which saw our young men qualify for the Finals in Argentina.

A year later, Canada Qualified for the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup in the USA which included several lopsided wins in Victoria.   



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