Canada WNT to play in an invitational tournament in China in November
Posted on 17 October 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play Brazil and either China PR or New Zealand in an invitational tournament that will take place in Yongchuan, China, from 4-12 November. The matches in the November window will help Canada continue its preparation for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament which will be played in January/February 2020.
Canada will first play Brazil on 7 November at 16.00 local (3.00 ET / 00.00 PT), while the hosts China PR will take on New Zealand. The winners of both matchups will then meet in the final on 10 November at 19.00 local (6.00 ET / 3.00 PT) while the losers will play in the third-place match on the same day.
“It’s great to have these Women's National Team matches in November as we prepare for the Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “The China tournament features semi-finals and a final, so we will really get that tournament feeling, but we also have the opportunity to play two good matches against high-level teams."
So far this year, Canada have posted a record of seven wins, three draws and three losses in 13 international matches. Reaching back to September 2018, Canada’s record is 12-3-4, with three of these losses against the top three nations from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 (USA, Netherlands and Sweden). Earlier this year, Canada posted a 10-match unbeaten streak, the second longest in program history.
This will be the 21st international meeting between the Canada and Brazil since they first met in 1996. Canada won 1:0 over Brazil at TD Place in Ottawa on 2 September 2018, the most recent meeting between the two nations. Two years before, Canada defeated Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to secure back-to-back podium finishes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Canada earned the distinction of becoming the first Canadian team to win back-to-back medals at the Summer Olympic Games since 1908 as well as the first-ever women’s Canadian team to repeat on the podium.
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team faced China PR 27 times since 1988, winning 1:0 the most recent meeting, an International Friendly Match in the lead-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Canada recently defeated New Zealand 2:0 played in the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Canada have a record of seven wins, four draws and one loss in 12 international matches against New Zealand.
Canada’s roster for the November window will be announced in late October.
OLYMPIC MEDAL WINNERS & CONCACAF CHAMPIONS
Canada are two-time Olympic bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016) and two-time Concacaf champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in seven consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2019) and three consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2016). At Rio 2016, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team were the first Canadian Olympic team to win back-to-back medals at a summer Olympic Games in more than a century.
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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won four Concacaf youth titles: the 2004 and 2008 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship, the 2010 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, and the 2014 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. Canada have qualified for seven editions of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all six editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish at Uruguay 2018).