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Canada battles to a 1-0 loss against France 2019 hosts in international friendly match

Posted on 9 April 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada 0:1 France More

Canada ready to face confident France team Monday at Roazhan Park

Posted on 8 April 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup hosts France Monday 9 April at Roazhan Park in Rennes, France, one of the nine venues for the pinnacle women’s tournament taking place in June and July 2019.  Fans can watch Monda More

Canada Soccer announces roster for International Friendly match featuring #4 Canada against #5 France

Posted on 29 March 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for an important Women’s International Friendly match against the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ 2019 hosts France. The match pits the world’s fourth-ranked Canada against fifth-ranked France at Roazhan Park on 9 April, one of the nine venues More

Tickets on sale today for Canada v Germany in Hamilton on 10 June

Posted on 8 March 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

In celebration of International Women’s Day, individual tickets to the Canada v Germany Women’s International match on Sunday, 10 June at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton will go on sale to the general public today, Thursday, 8 March at 10am ET / 7am PT, via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone at More

Canada win 2:0 over former FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champions Japan to close out Algarve Cup

Posted on 7 March 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada defeated former FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champions Japan by two goals in their final match of the 2018 Algarve Cup.  Janine Beckie and Ashley Lawrence were the goalscorers as Canada won 2:0 over the reigning AFC Women’s Asian Cup winners. Canada won three of their four m More

Canada defeats Korea Republic 3:0 in final Algarve Cup group stage match

Posted on 5 March 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada 3:0 Korea Republic More

Canada beats Russia 1:0 in second Algarve Cup group stage match

Posted on 2 March 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada came away with a 1:0 victory in its second group stage match of the 2018 Algarve Cup after featuring a different lineup from its opening match.  Playing a 3-5-2 formation with Christine Sinclair and Jordyn Huitema on the front line, Canada dominated their opponent with an aggressive atta More

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team fall 3:1 in its opening match of the 2018 Algarve Cup

Posted on 28 February 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team fell 3:1 in its opening match of the 2018 Algarve Cup.  Playing in its first match since November’s home and away international friendly matches against USA and Norway, Canada controlled large parts of the game and demonstrated creativity More

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team to face strong competition at Algarve Cup

Posted on 27 February 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada will face stiff competition in the group stage of the 2018 Algarve Cup, the prestigious annual international women’s soccer tournament in Portugal. Canada is in Group B alongside Sweden, Russia, and Korea Republic in the 12-nation tournament that runs 28 February to 7 March. The Al More

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team to play France 9 April in Rennes

Posted on 19 February 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play France, ranked 6th in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings, in April as it continues to gear up for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship that serves as the qualification tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019&t More

#4 Canada to play #3 Germany on 10 June in Hamilton

Posted on 15 February 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play Germany, ranked second in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings, in Hamilton, Ontario on 10 June 2018. Canada, the two-time Olympic Bronze Medal winners and ranked fifth in the world, will welcome the reigning Olympic Champions to Tim Horto More

Canada Soccer announces roster for 2018 Algarve Cup

Posted on 14 February 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will return to the Algarve Cup, the prestigious annual international tournament in Portugal running from 28 February to 7 March 2018, for the third consecutive year.  The tournament will mark newly-appointed Women’s National Team Head Coac More

Christine Sinclair recognised with Order of Canada

Posted on 24 January 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer congratulates Christine Sinclair on announcement of her appointment to the Order of Canada More

Canada Soccer announces Kadeisha Buchanan wins second Canadian Player of the Year award

Posted on 12 December 2017 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Kadeisha Buchanan of the Women’s National Team has been named Canadian Player of the Year for the second time in three years as part of the 25th edition of the Canada Soccer Player Awards. Buchanan from Brampton, Ontario was honoured from a vote shared by Canadian coaches and media as she cont More

Canada Soccer Women’s National Team close out 2017 with impressive 3-2 come back win over Norway

Posted on 28 November 2017 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada 3:2 Norway More

Women's nominees for the 2017 Canada Soccer Player Awards

Posted on 28 November 2017 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

2017 Canada Soccer Player Awards More

Canada Soccer Women’s National Team set to take on Norway in final international friendly match of 2017

Posted on 27 November 2017 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Fans will be able to watch the match live on CanadaSoccer.com. More

Canada Soccer's Women’s National Team to take on Norway 28 November in Marbella, Spain

Posted on 20 November 2017 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer Women’s National Team will play its final match of 2017 against Norway More

Canada sends signal to the world in US series playing six teens against world’s top team

Posted on 13 November 2017 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada 1:3 USA More

Canada draw the USA 1-1 in its first of two international friendlies between the North American rivals

Posted on 10 November 2017 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada 1:1 USA More

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Canada and France went head to head in a Women's International Friendly, a close Monday night match won 1:0 by the hosts in front of 11,058 fans at Roazhan Park. France scored the lone goal on a Eugénie Le Sommer penalty in the 10th minute.

CANADA 0:1 FRANCE : MATCH CENTRE & PHOTOS

The Le Sommer goal was one of two penalties in the match, with a second-half effort by Amandine Henry stopped by Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé.

Despite the early goal for France, the first half was extremely competitive between the nations ranked fourth and fifth in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings. Both teams created several chances in the first half, with France outnumbering Canada on shots, missing the target on several, but demonstrating attacking ability as they secured a few dangerous crosses into Canada’s box. 

 “I think we played on France’s terms in the first half," said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer Women's National Team Head Coach. "We went down a goal very early in the half and they are a very good transitional team. We had some trouble securing the ball on the transition, but also giving it away when attacking.

"Things definitely changed after half time and I think we had a much better second half.”

Canada came out of the half-time break with more momentum, connecting well up the left with Sophie Schmidt, who replaced forward Nichelle Prince in the 39th minute, Jessie Fleming, Christine Sinclair and Allysha Chapman working well to bring the ball forward several times. Attacking up the flanks, from the backline and through the middle, Canada exposed a more offensive game throughout the second half.

“It was a pretty chance-limited game, with their goal coming after a handball, but we know we need to create much more chances in front of the goal against tier one opposition. That was something we will be taking away from this match going into the home match against Germany in Hamilton this June. We got into some good positions tonight and I do think we put some good pressure on France during the match. We had to seek the pressure after France went up early and I don’t think we took enough of the chances in play,” added Heiner-Møller.

France were awarded that second penalty kick in the 78th minute, but this time Labbé made the stop. Making her 50th international appearance, Labbé made a leaping save to maintain the score line.

“It was tough,” said Labbé after the match.  “We were playing France, one of the best national teams in the world. Defensively we were quite solid and I think this will motivate us to work even harder with the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 in mind.”


Prior to tonight, four of the last five matches between Canada and France have been one-goal games. France won friendlies 1:0 in 2015 and 2016, while Canada beat France 1:0 the London 2012 Olympic Games to take the Bronze Medal and again at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Quarterfinals. The fifth result was a 1:1 draw in a friendly match in 2013.

Canada will next play Germany at home in Hamilton, Ontario on 10 June. Canada, the two-time Olympic Bronze Medal winners will welcome the reigning Olympic Champions to Tim Hortons Field for the Sunday afternoon match (14.00 ET / 11.00 PT).

Fans can follow Canada’s journey on the road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ across Canada Soccer’s digital channels including CanadaSoccer.comFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Tickets for Canada vs Germany in Hamilton 
Individual tickets to the Canada v Germany match are on sale via Ticketmaster.ca. Tickets to the match start as low $20 (plus applicable fees) and fans will once again be able to take advantage of a ‘Me+3’ offer in select sections.
 
Groups of 10 or more are eligible to receive up to 30% off regularly priced tickets. The group ticket program will continue to be offered during the individual ticket sales phase.
 
For complete ticket information visit canadasoccer.com/tickets.
 
About Canada Soccer 
Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com
 
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team
Canada recently made history with back-to-back podium finishes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. At the last three major women's tournaments, Canada finished third at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, sixth at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™, and third at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

Canada Soccer's Women's National Team are the first Canadian team to win back-to-back Summer Olympic medals since 1908, and the first-ever women’s Canadian team.  

Fans can relive Canada Soccer Women’s National Team journey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through highlights and team commentary videos. For our most recent photographs, please visit Flickr.com/canadasoccer.
 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup hosts France Monday 9 April at Roazhan Park in Rennes, France, one of the nine venues for the pinnacle women’s tournament taking place in June and July 2019.
 
Fans can watch Monday’s match LIVE on CanadaSoccer.com at 15:00 ET/12:00 PT (21:00 local).
 
The important International Friendly match pits the world’s fourth-ranked Canada against fifth-ranked France just three days after Les Bleues definitively defeated Nigeria 8-0 in an International Friendly in Le Mans, France.  France’s commanding victory over reigning African champions Nigeria is certain to give France confidence coming in to the match against Canada, something Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller welcomes.
 
“We are looking for a very competitive match and we are sure a confident French team playing in front of a full stadium of their fans, will give us the kind of test we are looking for as we continue to improve on our journey towards qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019,” said Heiner-Møller. “Canada are familiar with the pressure of being hosts, where the expectations and pressures are different, so we know France will be working hard to ensure they are in the best form for next summer and we are keen to get on the pitch and see what they bring.”
 
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team are using each match of 2018 to prepare for both the Concacaf Women’s Championship, the qualification competition for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™, and the pinnacle event itself.  The upcoming matches against #5 France on Monday, and then #3 Germany in Canada in June, will serve as key indicators of where Canada is in its preparations and provide the coaching staff with invaluable information as teams count down to the FIFA Women’s World Cup one year out mark on 7 June.
 
“We are entering into a critical time in the four-year cycle of the women’s programme,” said Heiner- Møller.  “With a successful Concacaf Women’s Championship in October, this team will move into a period of increased activity as we look ahead to the FIFA Women’s World Cup next summer, the Concacaf Olympic Qualifiers, and then the 2020 Olympic Games.  This team has been clear that they are driving towards being number one in the world, so Monday’s match against France is going to be a excellent opportunity to test ourselves against one of the best at a really important time.”
 
Canada Soccer has added centre-back Shannon Woeller to the roster for Monday’s friendly, bringing the roster to 19 players.
 
After Canada’s match against France, it will play Germany at home in Hamilton, ON, on 10 June. Canada, the two-time Olympic Bronze Medal winners will welcome the reigning Olympic Champions to Tim Hortons Field for the Sunday afternoon match (14.00 ET / 11.00 PT).

Fans can follow Canada’s journey on the road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ across Canada Soccer’s digital channels including CanadaSoccer.comFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.
 
Tickets for Canada vs Germany in Hamilton 
Individual tickets to the Canada v Germany match are on sale via Ticketmaster.ca. Tickets to the match start as low $20 (plus applicable fees) and fans will once again be able to take advantage of a ‘Me+3’ offer in select sections.

 

Groups of 10 or more are eligible to receive up to 30% off regularly priced tickets. The group ticket program will continue to be offered during the individual ticket sales phase.

 

For complete ticket information visit 
canadasoccer.com/tickets.
 

About Canada Soccer 
Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com

 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team
 

Canada recently made history with back-to-back podium finishes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. At the last three major women's tournaments, Canada finished third at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, sixth at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™, and third at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament.


Canada Soccer's Women's National Team are the first Canadian team to win back-to-back Summer Olympic medals since 1908, and the first-ever women’s Canadian team.  


Fans can relive Canada Soccer Women’s National Team journey on 
FacebookTwitter and Instagram through highlights and team commentary videos. For our most recent photographs, please visit Flickr.com/canadasoccer.

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for an important Women’s International Friendly match against the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ 2019 hosts France. The match pits the world’s fourth-ranked Canada against fifth-ranked France at Roazhan Park on 9 April, one of the nine venues for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.
 
As Canada prepares for this October’s qualification phase to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, they are using each match of 2018 to prepare for both the Concacaf Women’s Championship and next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™. The recent Algarve Cup gave Canada an opportunity to practice str­ategies around tight turnarounds that are the hallmark of major competitions. The France match as well as the upcoming home match against third-ranked Germany on 10 June in Hamilton will test Canada against some of the best nations in the world. The matches will help coaching staff to assess Canada’s current form and provide critical insight into what is needed heading into the upcoming major events.
 
“France is definitely on their way up with some young players well engrained into the team and strong veteran players, so they are planning for the FIFA Women’s World Cup they will be hosting next year and they are in good shape,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Head Coach of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team. “We feel this will be a very equal match and we are looking forward to getting to France and having a number of days to prepare for it.”
 
Canada’s 18-player roster for the France friendly represents a bulk of the core of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team and is reduced from the 23-player roster that attended the Algarve Cup tournament in March.   
 
“All the players we are bringing to France performed very well in Portugal, so again we are bringing in four teenagers in Deanne Rose, Jessie Fleming, Jordyn Huitema and Julia Grosso,” said Heiner-Møller.  “It’s been very uplifting to see how the young players in our EXCEL Program have been able to integrate themselves in this squad, especially from a structural perspective.  Young players coming in can now step into a position on the Women’s National Team because the positions are managed the same way through our youth program.  The benefit of having that system in place is made obvious when you look at how well players like Huitema and Grosso have transitioned into the Women’s National Team.”
 
After Canada’s match against France, it will then play Germany, ranked third  in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings, at home in Hamilton, ON, on 10 June. Canada, the two-time Olympic Bronze Medal winners will welcome the reigning Olympic Champions to Tim Hortons Field for the Sunday afternoon match (14.00 ET / 11.00 PT).
 
Based on the recent FIFA Women’s World Rankings and projected from November 2017 to November 2018, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will have played four of the world’s top 10 teams in a 12-month period (USA #1, Germany #3, France #5, Sweden#9). 
 
Beyond Canada’s home match in Hamilton this June, Canada are ultimately preparing for this year’s qualification phase to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Canada will compete in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship scheduled for 4 to 17 October in the United States.  From the competition, the top-three nations will all qualify for France 2019 while the fourth-place nation will advance to an intercontinental playoff against the third-place nation from South America. 

Fans can follow Canada’s journey on the road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ across Canada Soccer’s digital channels including CanadaSoccer.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Roster v France
Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller

  1. GK Stephanie Labbé, age 31, from Stony Plain, AB/ Unattached
  2. GK Erin McLeod, age 35, from St. Albert, AB/ FC Rosengård (Damallsvenskan)
  3. FB Lindsay Agnew, age 23, from Kingston, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
  4. FB Allysha Chapman, age 29, from Courtice, ON/ North Carolina Courage (NWSL)
  5. FB Ashley Lawrence, age 22, from Caledon, ON/Paris Saint German (Division 1 Féminine France)
  6. CB Shelina Zadorsky, age 25, from London, ON/ Orlando Pride (NWSL)
  7. CB Kadeisha Buchanan, age 22, from Brampton, ON/ Olympique Lyonnais (Division 1 Féminine France)
  8. M/CB Rebecca Quinn, age 22, from Toronto, ON/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)
  9. M Desiree Scott, age 30, from Winnipeg, MB/ Utah Royals FC (NWSL)
  10. M Sophie Schmidt, age 29,  from Abbotsford, BC/ FFC Frankfurt (Frauen-Bundesliga)
  11. M Jessie Fleming, age 19, from London, ON/UCLA (NCAA)
  12. M Diana Matheson, age 33, from Oakville, ON/Utah Royals FC (NWSL)
  13. M Julia Grosso, age 17, from Vancouver, BC / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)
  14. F Christine Sinclair, age 34, from Burnaby, BC/ Portland Thorns (NWSL)
  15. F Deanne Rose, age 19, from Alliston, ON/ University of Florida Gators (NCAA)
  16. F Janine Beckie, age 23, from Highlands Ranch, CO/ Sky Blue FC (NWSL)
  17. F Nichelle Prince, age 23, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
  18. F Jordyn Huitema, age 16, from Chilliwack, BC/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)

 
Tickets for Canada vs Germany in Hamilton
Individual tickets to the Canada v Germany match will go on sale to the public on International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March, via Ticketmaster.ca. The launch of ticket sales will be preceded by a 48-hour pre-sale for Canada Soccer Insiders. Tickets to the match start as low $20 (plus applicable fees) and fans will once again be able to take advantage of a ‘Me+3’ offer in select sections.
 
Ahead of the launch of the individual ticket sale phase, Groups of 10+ will have access to an exclusive advance window starting on Monday 26 February and running through Monday 5 March. All completed group orders received by 5 March will be processed ahead of the individual ticket sales phase. Groups of 10 or more will be eligible to receive up to 30% off regularly priced tickets. The group ticket program will continue to be offered during the individual ticket sales phase.
 
For complete ticket information visit canadasoccer.com/tickets.
 
About Canada Soccer
Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com
 
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team
 
Canada recently made history with back-to-back podium finishes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. At the last three major women's tournaments, Canada finished third at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, sixth at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™, and third at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

Canada Soccer's Women's National Team are the first Canadian team to win back-to-back Summer Olympic medals since 1908, and the first-ever women’s Canadian team.  

Fans can relive Canada Soccer Women’s National Team journey on FacebookTwitter and Instagram through highlights and team commentary videos. For our most recent photographs, please visit Flickr.com/canadasoccer.
 

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