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Canada returns to Vancouver in April for Women’s International Friendly

Posted on 22 January 2020 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

They’re coming home: Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face Australia on Tuesday 14 April in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 2020 Women’s International Friendly match will be played at BC Place with tickets to go on sale this coming Wednesday 29 January. The ho More

Canada Soccer announces squad for Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship

Posted on 21 January 2020 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will have just one objective on their mind when they kick off the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament: to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Only two nations from the region will meet that objective through the Concacaf S More

Canada Soccer announces squad for training camp ahead Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship

Posted on 10 January 2020 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer have announced a 22-player squad for a two-week preparation camp in Texas ahead of the 2020 Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship. The pre-camp is the final preparation ahead of the eight-nation tournament that opens on 29 January in Edinburg, Texas. “It’s a More

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team to play in first edition of Tournoi de France in March 2020

Posted on 19 December 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team have confirmed their participation of the newly established Tournoi de France which will take place in Calais and Valenciennes from 4-10 March 2020. Canada will face France, Netherlands and Brazil at the friendly tournament which will take place dur More

Women's nominees for the 2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards

Posted on 27 November 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Janine Beckie | #CANWNT & Manchester City FC (England)Janine Beckie scored three goals and two assists at the international level in 2019, including Player of the Match honours for Canada’s home win in May against Mexico. The Canada Soccer Player of the Month in September, she became just More

Canada WNT win 3:0 over New Zealand to close out 2019 international season

Posted on 10 November 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada got back to their winning ways thanks to goals by Christine Sinclair and Janine Beckie along with a record-tying clean sheet by Stephanie Labbé. Canada delivered a 3:0 win over New Zealand to clinch third place at the International Women’s Football Tournament Yongchuan 2019 in Ch More

Canada WNT fall to Brazil in opening match of China Four Nations Tournament

Posted on 7 November 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada lost 4:0 to Brazil in the opening match of the International Women’s Football Tournament in Yongchuan, China PR with goals scored by Chú, Formiga and Bia Zaneratto (2). With just one match left on the FIFA international calendar this year, Canada featured 17 different players in More

Canada WNT learn pathway to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Posted on 7 November 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team have learned their pathway to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games through a five-match schedule at the eight-nation 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Canada will face Mexico, Jamaica and St. Kitts and Nevis in Group B after which th More

Canada WNT ready to face Brazil in China Four Nations Tournament

Posted on 5 November 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team are ready to face Brazil in the opening match of the China Four Nations Tournament in Yongchuan, China PR. The match will help Canada continue their preparation for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament which will be played in Janu More

Canada Soccer announces squad for Women’s National Team tournament in China

Posted on 30 October 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the upcoming Four Nations Tournament that will take place in Yongchuan, China. The matches in the November FIFA window will help Canada continue its preparation for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament which will be played in January/F More

Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame honours Canada Soccer’s London 2012 Women’s National Team

Posted on 23 October 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team that won bronze at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament has been honoured by the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in the Team Category as part of the Class of 2019. That London 2012 team won Canada’s first medal in a Summer Ol More

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’ More

Canada WNT fall to Olympic hosts Japan in away international

Posted on 6 October 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team lost to the Olympic hosts Japan in a Sunday away international match in Shizuoka. Mana Iwabuchi, Yuka Momiki, Yui Hasegawa and Rikako Kobayashi were the goalscorers in the 4:0 victory at IAI Stadium Nihondaira on 6 October. It was the first Wome More

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team ready for International Friendly match against Japan

Posted on 4 October 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team is ready to face former world champions Japan in a Women’s International Friendly match to be played in Shizuoka, Japan. It will mark a valuable test for the Canada as the team begins its preparation for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Quali More

Canada Soccer announces squad for Women’s National Team International Friendly match in Japan

Posted on 25 September 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer have announced their October squad for the Women’s International Friendly match to be played in Shizuoka, Japan. It will mark a valuable test for the two nations as they both begin their campaigns towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan with Canada focussed on qualification More

Canada Soccer's Women’s National Team travel to Japan to face the former world champions

Posted on 20 August 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada will face the former world champions Japan in a Women’s International Friendly match during the October international break. The 6 October 2019 match in Shizuoka, Japan will help both sides prepare for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with Canada’s qualification competition More

Canada fall to Sweden 0:1 in the Knockout Phase at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™

Posted on 24 June 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada left it all on the pitch before a narrow 0:1 defeat to Sweden in the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Canada created several chances and held the better part of possession, but were ultimately stopped by a Stina Blackstenius second-half goal and Hedvig Linda More

Canada is ready to face Sweden in the Round of 16 at FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™

Posted on 23 June 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada will look build on the foundation of an excellent season in order to advance past their first opponent in the knockout phase: a win-or-go home Round of 16 match against Sweden at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Canada have both the experience and quality to advance to the More

Canada finish second in Group E at FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ with 2:1 loss to Netherlands

Posted on 20 June 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada will face Sweden in the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ after finishing second in Group E with six points. Canada defeated Cameroon and New Zealand before falling 2:1 to Netherlands in the group stage finale. Against Netherlands, Player of the Match Christin More

Canada to play Netherlands for first place in Group E at FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™

Posted on 19 June 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada will face Netherlands for first place in the Group E finale at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Both nations are tied with six points and +3 goals difference, although Canada will need the victory to secure first place in the group for the second FIFA Women’s World C More

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They’re coming home: Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face Australia on Tuesday 14 April in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 2020 Women’s International Friendly match will be played at BC Place with tickets to go on sale this coming Wednesday 29 January.
 
The home international soccer match will provide Canadian fans with an opportunity to see their favourite players live in action, including captain Christine Sinclair who is chasing the world’s all-time international goalscoring record. It will be the Women’s National Team’s first international match at BC Place since a 1:1 draw with world champions USA back on 9 November 2017. The upcoming Canada-Australia match will kick off at 19.30 local on Tuesday 14 April.
 
“We are excited that the Women’s National Team will be back in action in Vancouver at BC Place in April,” said captain Christine Sinclair. “The stadium has a special place in my heart as it is in my home province of British Columbia, so we are looking forward to see everyone there.”
 
Tickets to the Canada-Australia match will start as low as $20 via Ticketmaster.ca (or by calling 1.855.985.5000). Ahead of the 29 January public on-sale date (which starts at 10.00 local time), an advance window for group ticket purchases (10 or more tickets) is now open while an exclusive Canada Soccer Insiders pre-sale will take place on Tuesday 28 January. For complete information on tickets, please visit CanadaSoccer.com/tickets.
 
Canada and Australia are both ranked among the top-10 nations on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking and have both featured at the past seven editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Both have won confederation championships as recently as 2010 and both reached the Knockout Phase at France 2019. Since Australia last visited British Columbia in 2002, Canada hold a slight edge in six head-to-head meetings with three wins, one draw and two losses.
 
Ahead of the Canada-Australia match, Canada compete in the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament from 29 January to 9 February (with group matches against St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, and Mexico) and then the Tournoi de France from 4-10 March (with matches against France, Netherlands, and Brazil).

As part of the match agreement, Australia will host Canada, with the return dates to be announced at a later time.
 
From 2008 to 2016, Canada qualified for three-straight Olympic Games through the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Canada reached the quarter-finals at Beijing 2008 before winning back-to-back bronze medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016. 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 Canadian women’s summer team to repeat on the podium.
 
CANADA AT THE CONCACAF WOMEN’S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT
Canada will face St. Kitts and Nevis (29 January), Jamaica (1 February) and Mexico (4 February) in Group B after which the top two-nations in the group will cross over to alternate Concacaf Semi-finals against the top-two nations in Group A. The two winners of those Concacaf Semi-finals on Friday 7 February will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as advance to the Sunday 9 February Concacaf Final. Both the Semi-finals and Final will be played in Carson, CA, USA near Los Angeles.
 
Fans are encouraged to follow Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team every step of the way by using their social media handle, #CANWNT. Extended match day coverage will be featured across Canada Soccer’s digital channels include Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
 
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.
 
WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM: https://www.canadasoccer.com/women-s-national-team-p144312
 
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).

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will have just one objective on their mind when they kick off the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament: to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Only two nations from the region will meet that objective through the Concacaf Semi-finals on 7 February in Carson, California in the United States. There will be no second chance.
 
Canada Soccer have announced their official 20-player squad ahead of the eight-nation Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship that opens for Canada on 29 January in Edinburg, Texas. Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team is currently in their final preparation camp in Texas until 27 January.
 
“The players and everyone around the team cannot wait to get this year started and this qualification going,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “The biggest multi-sport event in the world is only a few months away and we want to deliver a massive performance at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Japan. First we need to qualify, so to do that, we need to focus on the next three weeks and the matches we must perform in to get there.”
 
Since reaching the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team have used the FIFA international windows to further assess its player pool and have feature 27 different players in four international matches played in Japan and China PR. While Canada were allowed to dress 23 players for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship roster size is 20.
 
Canada has qualified for the Olympic Games three times through the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, defeating Mexico (2008, 2012) and Costa Rica (2016) in the semi-final to earn their Olympic berth. Canada reached the quarter-finals at Beijing 2008 before winning back-to-back bronze medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016. 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 Canadian women’s summer team to repeat on the podium.


 
CANADA’S SQUAD
Canada’s 20 players were all part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 squad. In addition, sixteen players were part of the Rio 2016 bronze medal winning squad, while veterans Christine Sinclair, Sophie Schmidt, and Desiree Scott were also bronze medallists at London 2012.
 
Canada will once more be captained by Christine Sinclair who is Canada Soccer’s all-time record holder in goals scored (183) and international appearances (289), including 10 goals in 21 matches at five FIFA Women’s World Cups and 11 goals in 15 matches at three Olympic Football Tournaments.  Sinclair is also just two goals back of surpassing the all-time international record of 184.
 
Other notable returning players include 2019 Canadian Player of the Year Ashley Lawrence and goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé. Lawrence led Canada in minutes played and assists in 2019 while Labbé tied the Women’s National Team record with eight clean sheets in a single year. Canada had a total of 10 clean sheets with five consecutive ones for the second most in program history.
 
Canada’s squad also features goalkeepers Kailen Sheridan and Sabrina D’Angelo; centre backs Kadeisha Buchanan, Shelina Zadorsky, and Rebecca Quinn; fullbacks Allysha Chapman and Jayde Riviere; midfielders Gabrielle Carle, Jessie Fleming, and Julia Grosso; and forwards Janine Beckie, Jordyn Huitema, Adriana Leon, Nichelle Prince, and Deanne Rose.
 
Of note, Leon and teenagers Huitema, Grosso, and Riviere will be making their debut at the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
 
CANADA AT THE CONCACAF WOMEN’S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT
Canada will face St. Kitts and Nevis (29 January), Jamaica (1 February) and Mexico (4 February) in Group B after which the top two-nations in the group will cross over to alternate Concacaf Semi-finals against the top-two nations in Group A. The two winners of those Concacaf Semi-finals on Friday 7 February will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as advance to the Sunday 9 February Concacaf Final. Both the Semi-finals and Final will be played in Carson, CA, USA near Los Angeles.
 
Fans are encouraged to follow Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team every step of the way by using their social media handle, #CANWNT. Extended match day coverage will be featured across Canada Soccer’s digital channels include Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
 
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.
 
WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM: https://www.canadasoccer.com/women-s-national-team-p144312
 
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).
 
CANADA
1- GK- Stephanie Labbé | USA / NC Courage
2- FB- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash
3- CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais
4- CB- Shelina Zadorsky | USA / Orlando Pride
5- CB- Rebecca Quinn | USA / Seattle Reign FC
6- F- Deanne Rose | USA / University of Florida
7- M- Julia Grosso | USA / University of Texas at Austin
8- FB- Jayde Riviere | USA / University of Michigan
9- F- Jordyn Huitema | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
10- FB- Ashley Lawrence | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
11- M- Desiree Scott | USA / Utah Royals FC
12- F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
13- M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Houston Dash
14- M- Gabrielle Carle | USA / Florida State University
15- F- Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash
16- F- Janine Beckie | ENG / Manchester City FC
17- M- Jessie Fleming | USA / UCLA
18- GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / Sky Blue FC
19- F- Adriana Leon | ENG / West Ham United FC
20- GK- Sabrina D'Angelo | SWE / Vittsjö GIK

Canada Soccer have announced a 22-player squad for a two-week preparation camp in Texas ahead of the 2020 Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship. The pre-camp is the final preparation ahead of the eight-nation tournament that opens on 29 January in Edinburg, Texas.
 
“It’s a crucial period for our Women’s National Team as we prepare for our opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “It’s an exciting time for our players knowing the year that could be ahead for them. We want to qualify for Tokyo 2020 and deliver a massive performance at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Japan.”
 
Canada’s roster will feature the majority of their FIFA Women’s World Cup squad, along with 15-year-old forward Olivia Smith. Sixteen players were part of the Rio 2016 bronze medal winning squad, while veterans Christine Sinclair, Sophie Schmidt, and Desiree Scott were also bronze medallists at London 2012.
 
Canada’s final 20-player roster for the 2020 Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament will be released later this month.
 
Canada will face St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica and Mexico in Group B after which the top two-nations in the group will cross over to alternate Concacaf Semi-finals against the top-two nations in Group A. The two winners of those Concacaf Semi-finals on Friday 7 February will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as advance to the Sunday 9 February Concacaf Final. Both the Semi-finals and Final will be played in Carson, CA, USA near Los Angeles.
 
Canada has qualified for the Olympics three times through the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, defeating Mexico (2008, 2012) and Costa Rica (2016) in the Semi-finals to earn their Olympic berth. Canada went on to place eighth in 2008 Beijing Olympics and won bronze at London 2012 and at Rio 2016. 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.
 
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.
 
WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM: https://www.canadasoccer.com/women-s-national-team-p144312
 
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).
 
CANADA
1- GK- Stephanie Labbé | USA / NC Courage
2- FB- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash
3- CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais
4- CB- Shelina Zadorsky | USA / Orlando Pride
5- CB- Rebecca Quinn | USA / Seattle Reign FC
6- F- Deanne Rose | USA / University of Florida
7- M- Julia Grosso | USA / University of Texas at Austin
8- FB- Jayde Riviere | USA / University of Michigan
9- F- Jordyn Huitema | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
10- FB- Ashley Lawrence | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
11- M- Desiree Scott | USA / Utah Royals FC
12- F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
13- M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Houston Dash
14- M- Gabrielle Carle | USA / Florida State University
15- F- Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash
16- F- Janine Beckie | ENG / Manchester City FC
17- M- Jessie Fleming | USA / UCLA
18- GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / Sky Blue FC
19- F- Adriana Leon | ENG / West Ham United FC
20- F- Jenna Hellstrom | USA / Washington Spirit
21- GK- Sabrina D'Angelo | SWE / Vittsjö GIK
22- F- Olivia Smith | CAN / Super REX Ontario

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