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BC Place Renamed for Christine Sinclair's Farewell Match

 BC Place Renamed for Christine Sinclair's Farewell Match

Christine Sinclair
Christine Sinclair #12 of Canada looks on against Jamaica during a Paris 2024 Olympic Games Qualifier match at BMO Field on September 26, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada(Image-Getty) 

BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, is set to undergo a temporary name change to "Christine Sinclair Place" for a night in honor of the legendary captain's final match with the women's international team, as announced by Canada Soccer on Monday.

Christine Sinclair, the all-time leading international goalscorer globally, declared her retirement from the Canada women's national team in October. Her farewell game is scheduled for December 5 against Australia. Canada Soccer President Charmaine Crooks expressed, "The renaming of BC Place for her final match is a fitting tribute given her west coast roots and the iconic moments at the venue where we have celebrated together as a nation."

This renaming is just one of several tributes planned for Sinclair during the evening, including the illumination of the venue in red and white, adorned with the number 12.

At 40 years old, Sinclair's remarkable international career boasts a record 190 goals for Canada, an Olympic gold medal, and participation in six World Cups. Despite her retirement from the national team, Sinclair intends to continue playing for the Portland Thorns in the National Women's Soccer League next season, with future involvement in the sport anticipated beyond her playing career.

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