London’s biggest football center hosts the World Cup Watch Party.
What could be London’s biggest World Cup watch party took place on Wednesday at the BMO Center – the city’s largest indoor football facility.
Hundreds of soccer fans flocked to the facility to watch Team Canada take on Belgium in Canada’s first men’s team entry in an international tournament since 1986. Canada put up a valiant effort, but lost 1-0 to Belgium.
The BMO Center previously announced that it will open the building’s largest meeting room where the public can watch the highly-anticipated match on a projector screen for free.
“It’s amazing to see people from all over the world actually identify as Canadians and come together,” said Jonathan O’Neill, a player with London TFC, who plays Canada alongside his adopted community. Came to see.
He said that after Ireland’s exit from the tournament, he was rooting for his temporary homeland.
“As an Irish citizen who came to Canada to work, this is my second team so I’m supporting them today,” he told CBC News.
Wednesday’s game wasn’t Canada’s last. The men’s team will face Croatia on Sunday.