Mediapro Canada Produces Pair of Important Canada Men’s National Team Matches at BC Place for OneSoccer, Global Distribution
Mediapro Canada will produce live coverage of a pair of key Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team (CMNT) matches for domestic and global audiences this month at Vancouver’s BC Place, with the first match, an International “A” match against Panama on Sunday, June 5, marking the first time the Canadian men have played in BC since March 2019 – and the squad’s first home match since qualifying for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM after finishing first in the Concacaf Final Round, ahead of Mexico and the U.S.
Four days later, on June 9, the Canadian men face Curaçao in their first League A Group Stage match in the 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League, the men’s national team tournament for North and Central America and the Caribbean through which the teams qualify for the Concacaf Gold Cup, the region’s biennial championship.
Mediapro crews will be onsite at BC Place to produce live and exclusive coverage of both matches for OneSoccer, the dedicated soccer channel available to millions of Canadians across connected devices, as well as via Telus Optik TV (Ch. 980 in the More Sports pack) and fuboTV Canada.
OneSoccer will provide pre-, half-time and post-game coverage for both matches, as well as the CMNT’s second Nations League match away to Honduras on June 13. Well-known sportscaster James Sharman will host the CMNT v Panama match in the OneSoccer studio alongside pundits Oliver Platt and former CMNT player Ian Hume, while Gareth Wheeler will call the game in English with Hume.
Award-winning broadcaster Andi Petrillo will host the coverage of the two Nations League matches and will be joined by analyst Kristian Jack, with Oliver Platt onsite at BC Place as sideline reporter and Wheeler and former CPL coach Jim Brennan in the commentary booth for the Curaçao match; she’ll be back on the set for the second match against Honduras with Jack and Platt, and with Wheeler and Brennan in the booth. Matt Cullen will call the three matches in French, while, for the first time OneSoccer will be providing Spanish-language commentary, with Juan Carlos Ramirez-Gaston, Thomas Nef and Sofi Pisano providing the call for all three matches.