Toronto – (September 8, 2021) – Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team continues the battle in the Concacaf Final Round FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, having earned two points after two draws. Canada meets El Salvador tonight in Toronto at 7:30pm ET as they continue a 14-game qualifying round.

A total of 13 of Canada’s games will be broadcast on OneSoccer, Mediapro Canada’s dedicated soccer channel which is the home to Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s National Teams and the Canadian Premier League.

Starting with tonight’s match, RDS will broadcast the remaining 12 qualifying games exclusively in French. RDS is Canada’s French-language sports broadcasting leader. In addition to its world-class content delivered across multiple platforms, including RDS, RDS2, RDS Info, RDS Direct, RDS.ca<http://www.rds.ca/>  and the RDS app, RDS offers the broadest portfolio of French-language sports programming in the world.

“We are pleased that Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team can be seen by Canadians in both official languages from coast to coast,” said Dr. Nick Bontis, President of Canada Soccer.  “Our thanks to Mediapro and RDS for making this commitment to ensure that all of our French speaking fans can be a part of the journey on the road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.”

“Mediapro and our broadcast division, OneSoccer, are pleased to be able to broadcast these games in both of Canada’s official languages and reach as many Canadian soccer fans as possible,” said Óscar López García, CEO of MEDIAPRO Canada. “We are passionate supporters of Canadian soccer on all levels and work to continue to broaden our OneSoccer audience, while building the prominence and visibility of the sport across the country.”

Matches will be hosted by RDS host and soccer analyst, Olivier Brett with Claudine Douville and Jean Gounelle will handle play-by-play and colour commentator duties to ensure viewers have the very best in pre-game, half-time and post-game storylines, and analysis.

OneSoccer is home to all of Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s National Teams, Concacaf Gold Cup, Concacaf FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Concacaf Champions League, the Canadian Championship and the Canadian Premier League.

CONCACAF WORLD CUP QUALIFIER GAME SCHEDULE
Date
Match Up
Time
2.
September 8, 2021
Canada v El Salvador
7:30PM ET
3.
October 7, 2021
Mexico v Canada
TBD
4.
October 10, 2021
Jamaica v Canada
TBD
5.
October 13, 2021
Canada v Panama
TBD
6.
November 12, 2021
Canada v Costa Rica
TBD
7.
November 16, 2021
Canada v Mexico
TBD
8.
January 27, 2022
Honduras v Canada
TBD
9.
January 30, 2022
Canada v USA
TBD
10.
February 2, 2022
El Salvador v Canada
TBD
11.
March 24, 2022
Costa Rica v Canada
TBD
12.
March 27, 2022
Canada v Jamaica
TBD
13.
March 30, 2022
Panama v Canada
TBD

About Canadian Soccer Business

Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) represents a suite of top-tier national assets that are core to the sport of soccer in Canada. This includes representation for all corporate partnerships and media rights (broadcast and distribution) related to Canada Soccer’s core assets including its national teams, along with all rights associated with the Canadian Premier League – Canada’s professional men’s soccer league that debuted coast-to-coast in April 2019.

About MEDIAPRO Canada:

MEDIAPRO Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of Spain’s Grupo Mediapro<https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmediapro.tv%2Fen%2F&data=04%7C01%7Colopez%40mediapro.tv%7C3b26d4216f594d7a098808d96d85c761%7C1b779eafdae54983b6000da6174a3c82%7C0%7C0%7C637661243606879360%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=6orBGT4Uizj7hYgxg4Y8fYdoSsRor3EuMm2phMW4ObA%3D&reserved=0>, holds a long-term partnership with Canadian Soccer Business for the worldwide media rights to the Canadian Premier League, the country’s new first-division men’s professional soccer league; the Canadian Championship, Canada Soccer’s highest domestic professional soccer competition, involving all professional soccer clubs in Canada; and the home games of Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s National Teams. It has since launched OneSoccer<https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fonesoccer.ca%2F&data=04%7C01%7Colopez%40mediapro.tv%7C3b26d4216f594d7a098808d96d85c761%7C1b779eafdae54983b6000da6174a3c82%7C0%7C0%7C637661243606879360%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=RirT9IPXDhaqoIcRvI5Mr0acCfOWwV3T05LnQdidrdE%3D&reserved=0>, a dedicated soccer streaming platform available worldwide across connected devices.
OneSoccer’s growing stable of leagues and tournaments comprises the rights to all Concacaf national team tournaments<https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmediaprocanada.tv%2Fen%2Fnews%2Fonesoccer_to_air_exclusive_coverage_in_canada_of_concacaf_gold_cups&data=04%7C01%7Colopez%40mediapro.tv%7C3b26d4216f594d7a098808d96d85c761%7C1b779eafdae54983b6000da6174a3c82%7C0%7C0%7C637661243606879360%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=VjMy%2FbDr4c7nlJV4NLAb5OLf%2BS0QIMdGxpoQkARDaIM%3D&reserved=0>  through to 2023, including the Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (13 Canada qualifiers and additional games involving the US, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Panama), the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League and Concacaf League, French Ligue 1 matches featuring Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team star Jonathan David’s Lille OSC, the top-tier men’s professional soccer league in Mexico (Liga MX), the Spanish women’s Primera División, and of course the Canadian Premier League<https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcanpl.ca%2F&data=04%7C01%7Colopez%40mediapro.tv%7C3b26d4216f594d7a098808d96d85c761%7C1b779eafdae54983b6000da6174a3c82%7C0%7C0%7C637661243606889314%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=cANmYd7xrKs3DPDDHKU%2BZPeft9%2BEXON7gigweAsHkUg%3D&reserved=0>  (CPL) and the Canadian Championship.
MEDIAPRO Canada’s broadcast services division is a full-service company offering mobiles, air-packs, REMI capability, AutomaticTV<https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.automatic.tv%2F&data=04%7C01%7Colopez%40mediapro.tv%7C3b26d4216f594d7a098808d96d85c761%7C1b779eafdae54983b6000da6174a3c82%7C0%7C0%7C637661243606889314%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=lhVDIq1V1BZbpr17Pu%2FXBsYpkWzUYf%2FJQ6Ub5gqH0QM%3D&reserved=0>  automated sports production, crewing, studios and a complete rentals department from its Toronto, Canada headquarters. Its newly expanded fleet of Outside Broadcast units includes Odyssey, the first mid-size 4K mobile in North America, and Alto, a 53′ fully equipped expand mobile, with capability for 14 cameras and 4 EVS systems.

About Canada Soccer:

Canada Soccer is the official governing body for soccer in Canada. In partnership with its members, Canada Soccer promotes the growth and development of soccer in Canada, from grassroots to high performance, and on a national scale with the Women’s National Team reigning Olympic Gold Medallists and the Men’s National Team competing in the Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the first time since 1997. Soccer is the largest participatory sport in Canada and is considered the fastest growing sport in the country. There are nearly 1,000,000 registered Canada Soccer active participants in Canada within 1,200 clubs that operate in 13 provincial/territorial member associations. Canada Soccer is affiliated with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

For more information, contact:

MEDIAPRO Canada/OneSoccer:
Catherine Davies (c) 250.889.1939, cdavies@mediapro.tv<mailto:cdavies@mediapro.tv>
Canadian Soccer Business:
Micki Benedetti (c) 905.466.2575, micki.benedetti@canpl.ca<mailto:micki.benedetti@canpl.ca>
Canada Soccer:
Sandra Gage (c) 613.894.8541, sgage@canadasoccer.com<mailto:sgage@canadasoccer.com>