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Soccer Toronto 2015: Canadian Men to play Brazil in Opening Session

Soccer Toronto 2015: Canadian Men to play Brazil in Opening Session

Posted by PanamericanWorld on April 24, 2015

The highly anticipated TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games football (soccer) schedule was determined today. With Canada playing Brazil in the men’s opener, tickets are expected to sell fast. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets now.

The men’s and women’s soccer schedules were determined in a live draw by representatives of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) in conjunction with the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015).

“The excitement of today’s draw is evidence of the energy behind the Pan Am soccer tournament,” said Dwayne De Rosario, who was a member of Team Canada at the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg and the team’s all-time leading scorer. “TORONTO 2015 will be a great opportunity for soccer fans throughout Canada and the Americas to see world-class soccer up close. With this lineup, there is going to be some tough competition and quality matches.”

Hosted in the new CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium, the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am soccer tournament will be one of the highlights of the Games. Tickets for the men’s and women’s tournaments, which are already top sellers, offer a great deal: with every preliminary round ticket purchased, fans will be able to see two back-to-back games for the price of one.

“Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. It’s not a surprise that it’s one of our top selling TORONTO 2015 tickets.” Said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TO2015. “This summer’s tournament offers fans a chance to witness top players from across the America’s in intense competition and the passionate displays of national pride that are often associated with the game. This is what the Pan Am Games are all about.”

The men’s competitions will be well-rounded, with top competing countries such as Canada playing at the Games for the first time since 1999. Then there are the traditional powerhouses such as Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay. The Canadian men’s team has played in two Pan Am semifinals, both times on home soil. The Mexican team enters the tournament as defending champion while the Brazilians are four-time Pan Am gold-medal winners. Other teams in the men’s tournament include Peru, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay.

Group A: Canadá, Brasil, Panamá y Perú

Group B: México, Uruguay, Trinidad & Tobago y Paraguay

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