Canada National Football Team
Canada soccer team are nicknamed “The Canucks”, but are also known as “Les Rouges” by some – which is the French equivalent of “The Reds” (a reference to the national colours and soccer team playing kit). They play their home matches at BMO Field in Ontario, which has a capacity of 30,000 for soccer games and also has Toronto FC (the Major League Soccer team) as a permanent tenant. Canada often inhabit the middle section of the FIFA World Rankings table and played their very first match way back in 1885 against the United States of America. Here at StubHub, you have access to all the best Canada tickets available, giving you the opportunity to grab a seat and watch the international team go head to head with rivals on the biggest soccer stages.
Surge from the Seventies onwards
The history of the Canada international soccer team is a relatively quiet one up until the 1970s, which is the era where they began to make waves in the sport. The team qualified for their first CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup in 1977 and proceeded to make multiple appearances at the tournament in subsequent years, being crowned as champions on two occasions – in 1985 (beating Honduras 2-1 in the final) and 2000 (beating Colombia 2-0 in the final). Their first ever qualification to the FIFA World Cup occurred in 1986, where they met France, Hungary, and the Soviet Union in the group stage. They made their debut at the Confederations Cup finals in 2001. Canada’s biggest ever official victory is their 7-0 demolition of St Lucia in 2001, although many agree that their most important win in history is the 2-1 victory they secured over Honduras in Newfoundland. This secured their first ever appearance at a FIFA World Cup tournament.
A new breed
A new breed of soccer players began to represent Canada from the millennium year onwards, producing the nation’s record goal scorer as well as the most capped player. Julian de Guzman, who holds the official record for most international appearances for the team, wearing the Canada jersey a total of 89 times between 2002 and 2016. Dwayne De Rosario is the record goal scorer for the side, netting on 22 occasions in 81 appearances. Other noteworthy players to represent Canada in the past include Paul Stalteri (who signed for both Werder Bremen and Tottenham Hotspur during his career), Randy Samuel (who is considered a legendary defender by fans and holds a place in the all-time Best Canada XI), Tomasz Radzinski (who played in the Premier League for Everton and Fulham from 2001-2008), and Paul Peschisolido (a formidable finisher who bagged multiple goals during his stint in English soccer). Want to see these formidable players give their all? Buy your Canada tickets right here, at StubHub and watch the action live!