The Friday night match will broadcast live at 22.00 ET / 19.00 PT from BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Canada Soccer, TSN and RDS will deliver live coverage of Canada’s Men’s National Team’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Qualifiers home match on 13 November 2015. The Friday night match will broadcast live at 22.00 ET / 19.00 PT from BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“Canada Soccer is extremely pleased to partner with TSN and bring exciting FIFA World Cup Qualifiers action to Canadians,” said Peter Montopoli, General Secretary, Canada Soccer. “This next round of qualifiers will see Canada compete against some of the top teams in our confederation and we know that TSN will provide soccer fans with an exceptional broadcast as they did this summer during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.”
The English broadcast of the Canada v Honduras international match on TSN will feature play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman and analyst Nick Dasovic.
TSN’s live coverage of the match is also available live and on demand to TSN subscribers via TSN GO. French-language coverage of the Canada-Honduras match is available live on RDS2.
Fans can also tune in as TSN Radio 1040 in Vancouver delivers live coverage of Canada vs. Honduras, featuring play-by-play commentator Peter Schaad and analyst Dave Norman. Fans can also listen live online at TSN1040.ca, and on their smartphones and tablets anywhere via the TSN GO app.
“It was wonderful to work so closely with Canada Soccer this past summer on the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. We’re thrilled to extend our relationship by showcasing this key FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier for Canada’s Men’s National Team,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN. “All of us at TSN will join the rest of the country in cheering on Canada’s push to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.”
Canada’s match with Honduras kicks off the semifinal round of CONCACAF qualifying for 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™, which determines the teams from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean that will earn the right to compete for World Cup glory. Canada has been drawn into Group A alongside El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico. The top two teams will move on to the final qualifying round, a round-robin format known as the Hex, beginning in November 2016.
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