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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

Canada defeat New Zealand 2:0 to earn place in Round of 16 at FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™

Posted on 15 June 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team are into the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 after earning their second Group E victory 2:0 over New Zealand on 15 June from Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, FR. Canada will look to secure top spot in Group E in their final Group St More

Canada to face New Zealand in second match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™

Posted on 14 June 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

On the heels of a 1:0 victory against Cameroon, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team is getting ready to face New Zealand in its second group stage match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ on Saturday 15 June at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, France.The Group E match k More

Canada open FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ with 1:0 victory

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

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team earned three important points in the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ against Group E opponent Cameroon. Kadeisha Buchanan’s goal in first half added time off a Janine Beckie corner gave Canada the halftime l More

Canada ready to kick off FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 against Cameroon

Posted on 9 June 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

An exciting summer of soccer officially begins Monday with Canada’s opening match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. On the world’s biggest stage, Canada will be striving for their best-ever performance under the banner “Together We Rise” with every match More

Together We Rise: Canada Soccer announces squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019

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

Canada Soccer have announced their official 23-player squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Unveiled with the theme “Together We Rise”, Canada’s official squad will compete in their seventh consecutive FIFA Women’s World Cup™ building on the pro More

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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 China PR.
 
Captain Sinclair scored her career 183rd international goal in the first half while Janine Beckie scored a brace in the second half, with Ashley Lawrence providing the assist on the first and third goals. Sinclair is now just two goals away from breaking the all-time international goalscoring record. Goalkeeper Labbé, meanwhile, tied Canada’s single-season record with her eighth clean sheet of the season.
 
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“We got the result we wanted and that is very important for the confidence of the team,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “Scoring three goals and getting the clean sheet feels very good.”
 
With the win, Canada improved their 2019 record to eight wins, three draws and four losses in 15 matches, including 10 clean sheets (second most in a single year for the Women’s National Team). Earlier this year, coach Heiner-Møller guided Canada to a 10-match unbeaten streak, the second longest in program history.

 
The 10 November match was Canada’s last of the 2019 season, with the next international window blocked for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in January and February 2020. Canada have been drawn into Group B to face Saint Kitts and Nevis on 29 January, Jamaica on 1 February, and Mexico on 4 February. The Concacaf semi-finals are scheduled for 6 February followed by the Concacaf Final on 9 February.
 
“Since the FIFA Women’s World Cup, we have been looking at our depth and staying loyal to that process in order to get down to 20 players before the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifiers in January,” said Heiner-Møller, who took 27 different players to Asia for the international windows in October (Japan) and November (China PR).
 
Canada created their chances throughout the match. In the 10th minute after a nice run down the right side, a Deanne Rose cross to Jordyn Huitema in the box was cleared by the New Zealand defender. Then in the 35th minute, they made it 1-0 on the Christine Sinclair header after a cross from the right from Ashley Lawrence. The play moved from Huitema to Gabrielle Carle to Lawrence on the right to Sinclair inside the box.
 
Before the break, Kadeisha Buchanan hit the crossbar with a header off a set play.
 
In the second half, Janine Beckie doubled Canada’s lead in the 64th minute, taking advantage of a rebound after goalkeeper Erin Nayler made the save on Huitema. Three minutes later, Beckie scored again, this time off a Lawrence cross.

Late in the match, 15-year old substitute Olivia Smith nearly scored her first international goal, but her shot from the right was just wide of the target.
 
Canada started Stephanie Labbé in goal, Ashley Lawrence at right back, Kadeisha Buchanan and Shelina Zadorsky at centre back, Allysha Chapman at left back, and Gabrielle Carle, Sophie Schmidt, Jordyn Huitema, Janine Beckie, Deanne Rose and Captain Christine Sinclair from the midfield up through to the attack. Coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller replaced Deanne Rose with Nichelle Prince (42’), Shelina Zadorsky and Allysha Chapman with Vanessa Gilles and Rebecca Quinn (46’), Jordyn Huitema with Adriana Leon (75’) and Gabrielle Carle and Christine Sinclair with Lindsay Agnew and Olivia Smith (83’).
 
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 ha

 

 

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 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.

“It is crucial as a program that we qualify and deliver a massive performance at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Japan next year,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “The Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament is a big event. There are no easy matches and we need to be ready.”

Group B will play their first three matches in Houston, TX, USA while Group A will play their first three matches in Edinburgh, TX. Canada’s three match dates are Wednesday 29 January against Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saturday 1 February against Jamaica, and Tuesday 4 February against Mexico. Group A, meanwhile, features USA, Costa Rica, Panama and Haiti. After the group phase, four nations will fly to Los Angeles for the Semi-finals on 7 February and Final on 9 February while the four nations others will fly home.

Canada Soccer have qualified for each of the last three Summer Olympic Games since Beijing 2008, making history by winning bronze medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016. Canada Soccer is the only Canadian women’s team to win back-to-back medals at the Summer Olympic Games.

The 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament runs 28 January to 9 February during the FIFA international window. Beyond the current November 2019 window in which Canada have scheduled two international matches in China PR, the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place during the next official window when Canada can bring their professional players together for international competition.


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). 

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 order to assess potential selections for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in January 2020.
 
Canada will play that last match against New Zealand in the tournament’s match for third place on Sunday 10 November at 16.00 local (3.00 ET / 0.00 PT). The match will again be played at Yongchuan’s Olympic Sports Center, with China PR and Brazil to feature in the final at 19.00. Canadian fans can get updates on the match on Canada Soccer’s digital channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Fans are also encouraged to follow Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team on and off the pitch by using the social media handle #CANWNT.
 
Sabrina D’Angelo, Lindsay Agnew, Shannon Woeller, Gabrielle Carle and Adriana Leon were all given their first starts of 2019 while Deanne Rose was given just her second start. Substitutes Maegan Kelly and Olivia Smith made their first appearances of the year while Nichelle Prince returned to action from injury. Debutant Smith became Canada’s youngest Women’s National Team player at 15 years and three months.
 
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“We are going through some adversity with our results and while we didn’t have a bad performance, we definitely made some mistakes that we shouldn’t be making,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “We need to get back on track, but we will make sure we get there. This match was important for us to assess players ahead of the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, so it was good to see some of our players up against a team with some of the best players in the world.”
 
Chú gave Brazil the 1-0 lead early in the first half. Brazil then doubled the score twelve minutes later when Formiga scored on a header from a Marta cross. Bia Zaneratto made it 3-0 just before halftime and then she scored Brazil’s fourth goal in the second half on a pass from Tamires.
 
Adriana Leon had Canada's best chance when her shot hit the post in the 54th minute. A few minutes later, it was Gabrielle Carle’s turn to shoot towards the goal after a nice run on the left side of the field, but her shot hit the outside of the netting.
 
Canada started Sabrina D’Angelo in goal, Lindsay Agnew at right back, Shannon Woeller and Shelina Zadorsky at centre back, Gabrielle Carle at left back, and Rebecca Quinn, Sophie Schmidt, Jordyn Huitema, Adriana Leon, Deanne Rose and Captain Christine Sinclair from the midfield up through to the attack. In the second half, coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller replaced Quinn with Kadeisha Buchanan (46’), Sinclair with Janine Beckie (46’), Woeller with Ashley Lawrence (46’), Deanne Rose with Nichelle Prince (59’), Adriana Leon with Maegan Kelly (76’) and Jordyn Huitema with Olivia Smith (86’).
 
The Thursday match was played in front of 4,823 fans at the Olympic Sports Center.

So far this year, Canada have posted a record of seven wins, three draws and four losses in 14 international matches. Reaching back to September 2018, Canada’s record is 12-3-5, with three of those 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.

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). 
 

 

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