TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Football Schedule Released Following Official Draw

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TORONTO, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – The highly anticipated TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games football (soccer) schedule was determined today.

The men’s and women’s soccer schedules were determined in a live draw by representatives of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) in conjunction with the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015).

The men’s competition will feature traditional powerhouses such as Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay and host team Canada. The Mexican team enters the tournament as defending champion. Other teams in the men’s tournament include Peru, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay.

On the women’s side Canada is the defending champion, beating Brazil in 2011. Other teams in the women’s tournament include Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago.

News Editors please note: B-roll will be available through an FTP site post-event:
http://partner.corusinteractive.com/panam/panam-soccerdraw-april24.zip.

To view the full TORONTO 2015 football schedule for both the men’s and women’s tournament and to purchase tickets, visit TORONTO2015.org/tickets.

About TO2015

The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15. The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world’s best athletes and artists to Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.

For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org or follow @TO2015, @TO2015_fr (French) or @TO2015_es (Spanish).

Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117, teddy.katz@toronto2015.org

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