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Canada announces roster for women's trip to Europe

Posted on 28 February 2008 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada’s women’s national team announced the roster for their prepartory match schedule in Europe this month. The Canadian side will play five games over the next two weeks, three of which will be part of the Cyprus Cup.

The Canadian side arrived in Cyprus this week with a healthy group of 24 players. The Canadians will take part in the Cyprus Cup competition starting this coming Wednesday.

Canada will face Russia on 5 March, Japan on 7 March, Scotland on 10 March and an opponent yet to be named on 12 March. The Scotland match is a friendly and not part of the Cyprus Cup competition. The 2008 Cyprus Cup is a six-team tournament (three teams in each group), so their opponent for the final game on 12 March will depend on the outcomes of the other games.

On their way back from the Cyprus Cup, Canada will face top-10 ranked nation France (ranked seventh in the December FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings). Canada has a record of three wins, one draw and one loss against France - all played in Europe. That compares to records of 0-0-1 against Russia, 2-3-3 against Japan, and 1-0-0 against Scotland.

Canada's senior women's team, whose title sponsor is Winners, is currently training full time in Vancouver, BC. In 2007, the Canadian women's program reached an all-time high in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings - ninth best in the world. The team is the second-highest ranked CONCACAF team behind the United States. Canada is looking to qualify for the Olympic Women's Football Tournament for the first time in association history.

Canadian fans and clubs (from all walks of sport and life) are encouraged to send their support to the team via mail (Women's national team, 580-375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5C6), fax (778.330.1396) or email believe@soccercan.ca). Clubs are especially encouraged to mail signed team photos or short video messages.

CANADA
Julie Armstrong | F | Delta, BC
Melanie Booth | D/M | Burlington, ON
Candace Chapman | M | Ajax, ON
Jonelle Filigno | F | Mississauga, ON
Martina Franko | D | Squamish, BC
Robyn Gayle | D | Mississauga, ON
Randee Hermus | D | Langley, BC
Kristina Kiss | D/M | Ottawa, ON
Kaylyn Kyle | M | Saskatoon, SK
Stephanie Labbé | G | Stony Plain, AB
Kara Lang | F | Oakville, ON
Karina LeBlanc | G | Maple Ridge, BC
Alexandra Marton | D | Aurora, ON
Diana Matheson | M | Oakville, ON
Erin McLeod | G | Calgary, AB
Jodi-Ann Robinson | F | Richmond, BC
Clare Rustad | D/M | North Vancouver, BC
Sophie Schmidt | M | Abbotsford, BC
Christine Sinclair | F | Burnaby, BC
Melissa Tancredi | F | Ancaster, ON
Brittany Timko | D/M | Coquitlam, BC
Amy Vermeulen | F | Saskatoon, SK
Amy Walsh | M | St-Hilaire, QC
Rhian Wilkinson | F | Baie d'Urfé, QC

Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : Even Pellerud
Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Ian Bridge
Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Bob Birarda
Goalkeeper coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Paul Rogers
Team Manager / Gérant d'équipe : Les Meszaros
Strength and conditioning coach / Entraîneur de force et conditionnement : Andrew Clark
Equipment Manager / Gérant d'équipement : Maeve Glass
Athletic Therapist / Thérapeute athlétique : Becky Swan
Massage Therapist / Massothérapeute : Nicole Stephen
Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Judy Russell

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