Canada women to host Mexico in celebration match

Christine Sinclair celebrates with teammate Sabrina D'Angelo after Cnada defeated France during their Women's Olympic Football Tournament quarterfinal on August 12, 2016, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)


OTTAWA – The Canada women’s national team will play at home for the first time since standing on the podium at the 2016 Olympic Games, when it hosts CONCACAF-rival Mexico in an international friendly on February 4, 2017, at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada.

The match will be a celebratory homecoming for Canadians after they repeated as bronze medalists, helping them rise to fourth in the FIFA World Rankings.

“Playing at home is incredibly important to us and we are looking forward to sharing this moment with our family – our fans – who have been with us all along this journey,” said captain and forward Christine Sinclair, who netted the bronze medal winning goal in her 250th international appearance at Rio 2016. “Bringing home this bronze medal and sharing it with the people who believed in us and helped us believe in ourselves means a lot.”

In their last meeting, Sinclair scored two goals as Canada earned a 3-0 win over Mexico on December 9, 2015, in Natal, Brazil.