Team Canada is in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and their first two matches are coming up soon.
Local football club, Pacific FC, is ready to cheer on our national team and they want their fans to join them as they chant and watch the games on a screen in a local pub.
Pacific FC are hosting watch parties for Canada’s first couple games at the Sticky Wicket and Bard and Banker.
Due to the time difference between Canada and the game’s hosting country of Qatar, some games will be quite early in the morning for Victorians.
A watch party at Wicket Hall for Canada’s first game against Belgium will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd.
The second watch party that Pacific FC is hosting will be at the Bard and Banker to watch Canada take on Croatia at 7 a.m. on Sunday November 27th.
Fans will be joined by Pacific FC staff, players and support groups in these pubs thanks to the BCLC allowing liquor-primary establishments to extend their hours of operation.
Canada’s World Cup Squad will have to fight their way through ‘Group F’ before advancing in the competition. Along with Croatia and Belgium, they will have to face Morocco.
After the group stage, they will enter the ‘Round of 16’ where the winners of each group will play each other to advance.
The Canadian team is ranked 41st in the tournament and according to BCLC, on their legal gambling website, PlayNow.com, 33% of bets are on Canada to win the entire World Cup tournament.
Pacific FC’s Canada vs. Belgium watch party
- When: 11 a.m. on November 23rd
- Where: Wicket Hall – 919 Douglas Street
Pacific FC’s Canada vs. Croatia watch party
- When: 7 a.m. on November 27th
- Where: Bard & Banker – 1022 Government Street