Soccer will play a big part in what some are calling a weekend for women’s team sport in Canada. Leading the way is the quarter-final phase of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, with host Canada facing Germany at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
The Canada-Germany match kicks off at 18.00 local time on Saturday 16 August, with tickets on sale via FIFA.com/Canada2014.
The match will also be broadcast live on CBC and CBCSports.ca at 20.00 ET / 17.00 PT.
Along with the Canada-Germany quarter-final match in Edmonton, Alberta, this weekend’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup knock-out phase features Korea DPR v USA in Toronto, Ontario, France v Korea Republic in Montréal, Québec, and Nigeria v New Zealand in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Also taking place this weekend are the final fixtures of the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League regular season on Saturday and Sunday as well as the 2014 CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship in Cayman Islands on Sunday, with Canada facing Haiti in the girls’ final.
At the international “A” level, meanwhile, CONCACAF teams will arrive in Trinidad and Tobago for the next round of FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 Qualifiers, which continue Tuesday 19 August. European nations are also getting ready to play, with UEFA’s Canada 2015 Qualifiers continuing on 20 August.
As the weekend would have it, soccer isn’t the only sport that Canadians will be watching. On Sunday, the 2014 Rugby Women’s World Cup will feature Canada against England in the championship final. It marks the first time Canada has reached the final, following its semi-final victory over host France.
Canada’s women’s basketball team, meanwhile, won’t be in action, but will be among those following the weekend of women’s team sport. On Saturday, the basketball team will be in the stands at Commonwealth Stadium when Canada faces Germany in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.