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Canada's Olympic champion women's soccer team kicking off 'celebration tour' at TD Place

Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé says the team is excited to have Canadian fans around them and to play on Canadian soil again come Saturday.
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Team Canada has done it. The women's national team defeated Sweden in Tokyo to win the hold medal.

After bringing home the gold in Tokyo, the Canadian women's soccer team will be hitting the pitch at TD Place this weekend to kick off its Olympic gold medal celebration tour.

The team will be go head-to-head against New Zealand Saturday afternoon, following the team's winning gold in a shoot out against Sweden during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

All 22 members of the team, including captain Christine Sinclair, will be taking part in the celebrations. Saturday's match also marks the first time the team is back together since the Olympics.

Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé is among those looking forward to be playing on Canadian soil once again.

"For us, we haven't played in Canada since 2019, so it's been a long time coming and we're super, super excited to have Canadian fans around us — a sea of red,"  Labbé told CityNews Ottawa's The Sam Laprade Show on Wednesday.

She adds New Zealand is also a team that the Canadian team typically meets in many major tournaments.

"It could be a team we meet down the line in the next World Cup or so," Labbé explained.

The match is slated for Saturday at 3 p.m.

You can listen to the full interview with Labbé below:

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