The 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup begins this weekend in Japan. The tournament features the next generation of international women’s soccer stars. Expect some of the Canadian players to move on to the senior national team before the 2015 World Cup here in Canada. The Canadian team qualified by finishing 2nd in CONCACAF qualifying, losing to the United States in the final. Canada plays in Group D with North Korea, Norway and Argentina.
CBC will show all Canadian matches, as well as the final on tape delay. Sportsnet will re-broadcast Canadian matches in primetime. Sportsnet World will show 4 exclusive group stage matches. The TV schedule for the knockout stage is still to-be-confirmed.
Here is CBC’s press release, followed by the schedule after the break.
Sixteen under-20 women’s national teams are heading to Japan this month to stake their claim as the world’s best, and CBC has Canada covered with live broadcasts of all Team Canada games starting with the national team’s group play. Live coverage is available on CBC-TV and streaming live at cbcsports.ca.
CBC’s live coverage of Canada’s group play includes all three matches against their Group C opponents.
Andi Petrillo (@andipHNIC) hosts CBC’s coverage from the studio alongside analysts Nigel Reed (@Nigel_Reed) and former Canadian women’s national team member, Clare Rustad.
In addition to live streaming of each of team Canada’s matches on cbcsports.ca, Canadian fans can join the online conversation through Facebook and Twitter. Viewers can interact at facebook.com/cbcsports and by following @cbcsports and using the hashtag #CanFIFAU20.
All team Canada matches will be seen live on CBC-TV which concludes its FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup coverage with the Championship match on Saturday, September 8, 2012 . Check cbcsports.ca for up-to-date broadcast details.
This year marks Canada’s fifth participation at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The next FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will take place in Canada in 2014.
2012 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup schedule. All times are Eastern Daylight Time.
Monday 8/20, 2:00am – Brazil v. Italy – SN World
Monday 8/20, 5:45am – Canada v. Argentina – CBC (repeat: 8pm on SN1)
Thursday 8/23, 5:45am – Canada v. Norway – CBC (repeat: 8pm on SN1)
Thursday 8/23, 6:00am – United States v. China – SN World
Monday 8/27, 3:00am – United States v. Germany – SN World
Monday 8/27, 5:45am – Canada v. North Korea – CBC (repeat: 8pm on SN1)
Monday 8/27, 6:00am – Norway v. Argentina – SN World