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Canada Soccer – Canada Soccer would like to invite media to cover Canada’s Men’s National Team during the current window of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers. Media accreditation is not required for media opportunities from 21-23 March or 26 March 2016, but it is required for MD-1 and match day activities (24 and 25 March).

Note that the schedule is subject to change without notice. Please stay in contact with Richard Scott (rscott@canadasoccer.com / +1 613.818.0305) per your attendance at different media opportunities.

*NOTE: For Canada training sessions from 21-24 March as well as 26 March, media can enter BC Place through the east gate. Please stay in contact with Richard Scott re. your attendance to Canada training sessions.

MONDAY 21 MARCH

#CANMNT training at BC Place | 16.30-18.00
Media Availability: 10 minutes immediately following training
Note: Training end time subject to change

At minimum, the first 15 minutes of training will be open to media to capture b-roll and photographs.

TUESDAY 22 MARCH

#CANMNT training at BC Place | 10.30-12.00
Media Availability: 10 minutes immediately following training
Note: Training end time subject to change

At minimum, the first 15 minutes of training will be open to media to capture b-roll and photographs.

COACHES PRESS CONFERENCE at Sheraton Wall Centre | 14.00
Featuring national head coaches of Canada (Benito Floro) and Mexico (Juan Carlos Osorio)
* Please confirm your attendance through Carrie Croft via ccroft@canadasoccer.com

WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH

#CANMNT training at BC Place | 10.30-12.00
Media Availability: 10 minutes immediately following training
Note: Training end time subject to change

At minimum, the first 15 minutes of training will be open to media to capture b-roll and photographs.

THURSDAY 24 MARCH (MD-1)

*MEDIA ACCREDITATION is required for access to BC Place on 24 March. Media can collect their media accreditation badge on this day (for approved media only).

#CANMNT Official Training at BC Place | Time TBD
Media Availability: 10 minutes immediately following training
Note: Training end time subject to change

ONLY the first 15 minutes of the Official Training will be open to media to capture b-roll and photographs. Up to 45 minutes of this training session may be closed to media.

Mexico Official Training at BC Place | Time TBD

FRIDAY 25 MARCH (MATCH DAY)

*MEDIA ACCREDITATION is required for access to BC Place on 25 March.

CANADA v MEXICO |  19.00 LOCAL KICK OFF at BC PLACE
Accredited media will have access to the stadium’s media facilities starting at 17.00 local (KO-2h). Press conferences with each head coach and mixed zone interviews will be held following the conclusion of the match.

Note that no video camera (non rights holders) will be allowed to film in the stadium between 17.00 and the conclusion of the match. Video cameras will be allowed in the press conference room and media mix zone to capture post-match reactions.

Photographers will have access to a field level starting at 18.00 (KO-1h).

A pre-match Fan Fest will start at 17.00 (KO-2h) on the Terry Fox Plaza in front of BC Place.

The match will be broadcast live on TSN2 at 19.00 local (22.00 ET / 19.00 PT).

SATURDAY 26 MARCH (MD-3)

#CANMNT training at BC Place | 10.30-12.00
Media Availability: 10 minutes immediately following training
Note: Training end time subject to change

At minimum, the first 15 minutes of training will be open to media to capture b-roll and photographs.

SUNDAY 27 MARCH (MD-2)

Travel to Mexico

MONDAY 28 MARCH (MD-1)

Schedule TBD

TUESDAY 29 MARCH (MATCH DAY)

*MEDIA ACCREDITATION is required through the Federation of Mexican Football.

CANADA v MEXICO |  20.30 LOCAL KICK OFF at ESTADIO AZTECA

The match will be broadcast live on TSN2 at 20.30 local (22.30 ET / 19.30 PT).

WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH

 

Players return travel to their respective professional clubs.

Media wishing to confirm Canada’s training schedule or coordinate interviews with members of Canada’s Men’s National Team should contact Richard Scott at rscott@canadasoccer.com or +1 613.818.0305.