Team Canada and Switzerland faced off in an elimination game in the FIFA Women's World Cup at B.C. Place Stadium.
Claire Krynowski said it's a dream come true to be at the match.
"Whenever I got birthday money, I just put it straight into the cup cause I knew World Cup was coming to Canada," said the 12-year-old diehard soccer fan.
Her father Bernie Krynowski said the lead up to the match brought his family closer together.
And they weren't alone. Here's a snapshot of the hours leading up to the big game.