Wanderers Grounds set to host historic Canadian Women’s National Team match vs. Brazil

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National team will make a historic visit to Halifax when they host Brazil at the Wanderers Grounds on Tuesday, October 31.

The match, presented by CIBC, will represent a return to the Maritimes for Canada Soccer’s Senior National Teams for the first time since Canada’s Women’s National Team defeated China ​ PR 1-0 in Moncton on a goal from Canadian legend Christine Sinclair in the spring of 2012.

“To our knowledge, this is the first time a Canadian National Soccer Team has ever played a competitive match in Nova Scotia, and it’s fitting that such a historic game be played at the Wanderers Grounds,” Wanderers president and founder Derek Martin said. “The work we’ve done to create a stadium experience at the Wanderers Grounds is what enables us to bring such an exciting match to Halifax. I know soccer fans across the East Coast will come out in numbers and show the Canadians a rocking atmosphere to cheer them on!”

The opening match of the Canada-Brazil series will kick off at Montreal’s Stade Saputo on October 28, presented by GE Canada, marking Canada’s return to Montréal for the first time since defeating New Zealand in October of 2021 as part of Canada’s Celebration Tour following the historic Gold Medal achievement at the Tokyo Olympics. ​

“We are excited to officially kick off our new Olympic Journey against Brazil, a team we have a rich Olympic history with,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “To play at home in front of our fans again, after what was a fantastic experience in September, will be the perfect stage for us to kick on and build towards Paris 2024.”

Tickets to the two-highly anticipated matches will go on sale to the public on Saturday 14 October. In advance of the launch of public ticket sales, exclusive presale windows will be available for members of Canada Soccer’s CanadaRED membership programs, Visa cardholders and for the match in Halifax, 2024 Wanderers Season Members.

Canada was the fifth nation to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, joining the hosts France, Concacaf champions USA, and CONMEBOL’s top-two nations Brazil and Colombia. A further seven nations have yet to qualify for a field of 12 nations that will participate at next year’s big event, with Canada the reigning Olympic champions from 2021.

Canada has a long history with Brazil having first faced them in 1996. Both teams have been well matched throughout the years with Canada holding a record of 10 wins, nine draws, and 10 losses against Brazil. The last time the two teams met was on 19 February 2023 at the She Believes Cup, when Canada posted a 2:0 victory over Brazil with goals coming from Vanessa Gilles and Evelyne Viens.

​Tickets to the 28 October match at Stade Saputo and 31 October match at Wanderers Grounds will launch with presale windows starting Wednesday, 11 October followed by a public on-sale date of Saturday 14 October via ​
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​The advance presale windows will commence as follows: ​
11 October : CanadaRED+GOLD and CanadaRED+WHITE members (staggered timing) ​
12 October : All CanadaRED members (both matches) ​and 2024 Halifax Wanderers Season Members (Oct. 31 match)
13 October : Visa cardholders

As the official payment services sponsor of Canada Soccer, Visa is offering cardholders an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on-sale date. As Canada Soccer’s preferred payment provider, Visa will be the only payment method accepted during the Visa presale.