BC Place Stadium lit up with Canadian flag for World Cup qualifier (PHOTOS)

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The ‘Northern Lights’ light display at B.C. Place Stadium will be illuminated with the flag of Canada beginning today ahead of Friday night’s big 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between the national men’s teams of Canada and Mexico.

The display will turned on daily in the evening just after sunset and again in morning just before sunrise.

Building on great momentum, for the first time in decades, Canada is seen as a serious contender to qualify for the tournament – to be played in Russia in just over two years time.

This is the second time B.C. Place has held an international men’s soccer tournament since last summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. In November, the Canadian men’s national soccer team defeated Honduras 1-0 in front of an audience of over 20,000 spectators at B.C. Place.

With just days to go until the much-anticipated match, nearly 50,000 seats in the stadium have already been filled; a near-capacity crowd is expected.

Canada’s 23-man roster for the match was announced last week.

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