Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Place Stadium to Host Canada's Crucial World Cup Qualifier against Mexico

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Place Stadium to Host Canada's Crucial World Cup Qualifier against Mexico

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B.C. Place to host Canada-Mexico qualifier

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VANCOUVER - The Canadian men's national team is returning to Vancouver for a crucial World Cup qualifier.

Canada Soccer announced Thursday that the country's home game against Mexico on March 25 will be played at B.C. Place Stadium.

Ranked 88th in the world by FIFA, Canada opened the penultimate round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 tournament in Russia with a 1-0 victory over Honduras in front of 20,108 fans at a raucous B.C. Place on Nov. 13 before earning a scoreless tie in El Salvador four days later.

Canadian head coach Benito Floro hinted the team would return to Vancouver moments after the Honduras match, while the players raved about the atmosphere.

"The crowd was fantastic," midfielder Will Johnson said at the time. "The fans were unbelievable. …

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