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Canada takes Bronze at Algarve Cup with 0:0 (6:5) win over Sweden

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

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team defeated Sweden 0:0 (6:5) on penalty kicks to earn seven points and third place at the 2019 Algarve Cup.  Canada earlier drew with Iceland 0:0 in its opening match and beat Scotland 1:0 in its second contest.  Canada came out strong in More

Canada to face Sweden for Bronze at the 2019 Algarve Cup

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

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face Sweden in the third-place match at the 2019 Algarve Cup this Wednesday 6 March at Estadio Algarve. It marks the third time in the last four years that Canada is playing for a medal at the Algarve Cup. The Wednesday match kicks off at 1 More

Canada tops Scotland 1:0 in second Algarve Cup match

Posted on 1 March 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team defeated Scotland 1:0 and earned three points, for a total of four over two matches at the 2019 Algarve Cup. Captain Christine Sinclair converted a penalty for her 179th International goal, leaving her five away from the all-time Women’s Intern More

Canada opens 2019 Algarve Cup with 0:0 draw against Iceland

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

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team drew Iceland 0:0 to take a point from its first match of the 2019 Algarve Cup.  Canada dominated possession and had multiple chances in the first half and continued their commanding play into the second half but Iceland was able to hold off Cana More

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team ready for Algarve Cup opener against Iceland

Posted on 26 February 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

With just over 100 days to go before the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team are in final preparations to be ready to peak when they hit the pitch in June. With three matches at the Algarve Cup, and a friendly against England 5 April in Ma More

Canada Soccer names roster for 2019 Algarve Cup as it prepares for final pre-FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournament

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

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will head to Portugal with 23 players for its final tournament ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ that begins in June. At the 2019 Algarve Cup, Canada will face Iceland on 27 February followed by Scotland on 1 March before c More

Canada to face England in preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™

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

Canada have lined up another big test with a rematch against England ahead of this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. The two sides will meet Friday 5 April in Manchester at the Academy Stadium. This will be the first international meeting between the two sides sinc More

Canada open 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup year with 1:0 win over Norway

Posted on 21 January 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada opened 2019 with a 1:0 win over Norway in its first official match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ year. Captain Christine Sinclair earned Canada the win with a second half goal, her 178th international goal in her 275th appearance for Canada bringing her just seven goa More

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team to play France 2019 warm up against Norway LIVE on CanadaSoccer.com

Posted on 18 January 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team has kicked off their FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ campaign with a training camp in Rota, Spain, and a training match against Switzerland. Up next, an International Friendly against Norway on Tuesday 22 January.  Fans can watch More

Canada begins FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ campaign with two matches in Europe followed by the Algarve Cup

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

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will launch their all-important 2019 season with two matches in Spain including a training match against Switzerland on 17 January and an international friendly match against Norway on 22 January in La Manga.   Canada will also compete in i More

Canada to face Cameroon, New Zealand and Netherlands in Group E of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ 

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

Canada will face Cameroon, New Zealand and Netherlands in the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Canada are handing off the competition to France having hosted the most recent edition in six Canadian cities from coast to coast in 2015 when a record 1.35 million More

Women's nominees for the 2018 Canada Soccer Player Awards

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

Janine Beckie | USA / Sky Blue FC | ENG / Manchester City FCJanine Beckie scored four goals and two assists in 11 international matches in 2018, also winning a Concacaf silver medal in October. At the club level, he spent the first part of the year playing for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL. He then joined More

Canada takes home silver at 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship

Posted on 18 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada has earned second place at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship falling 0:2 to the United States in the Final. Canada secured their place in the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ France 2019 with their 7-0 victory over Panama in the Semi-Final after a strong tournament run with 24 g More

Canada set to take on USA in Concacaf Women’s Championship Final

Posted on 16 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Having achieved its primary goal of qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, Canada is now getting ready to take on the current World Champions USA on Wednesday, 17 October at 20:00 ET/17:00 PT.  The USA raised the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy in Vancouver, BC More

Canada qualifies for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™

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

Canada has qualified for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ after defeating Panama 7:0 in the tournament Semi-Final in Frisco, Texas.   Canada will now move on to the Final against the winner of tonight’s second Semi-Final match between hosts USA and More

Canada defeats Costa Rica 3:1; tops Concacaf Women's Championship Group B

Posted on 12 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team are one win away from qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. As a result of their 3:1 victory over Costa Rica in their final group stage match, Canada captured first place in Group B at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Cha More

Concacaf Women’s Championship semi final preview: Canada v Panama 14 October 17:00 ET/14:00 PT

Posted on 12 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

With its ticket to the Semi-Final booked, Canada is only one win away from securing a spot in next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™.  Canada will face Panama on 14 October (17:00 ET/14:00 PT) with the winner automatically qualifying and heading to the tournament Final and More

Canada downs Cuba 12:0 in their second 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship group stage match

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

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team defeated Cuba 12:0 in the second group stage match of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas. Canada now sits atop Group B with six points, having defeated Jamaica 2:0 on 5 October in their opening match.“ More

Canada opens Concacaf Women’s Championship with 2:0 win over Jamaica

Posted on 6 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada opened the group stage at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship with a 2:0 win over Jamaica at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas. The victory gives Canada three points in Group B. Nichelle Prince scored two goals and Stephanie Labbe got the shutout. Jessie Fleming was the Player of the Mat More

Canada begins FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification campaign at Concacaf Championship

Posted on 3 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team has arrived in Edinburg, Texas to begin the group stage at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in its bid to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ taking place next summer.   “We just concluded a tra More

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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team defeated Sweden 0:0 (6:5) on penalty kicks to earn seven points and third place at the 2019 Algarve Cup.  Canada earlier drew with Iceland 0:0 in its opening match and beat Scotland 1:0 in its second contest. 
 
Canada came out strong in the first half against Sweden with waves of possession and build up play. While the scoring chances were limited Canada’s defense was up to the task on Sweden’s break with Kadeisha Buchanan making multiple key tackles including a brilliantly timed tackle inside Canada’s 18-yard-box. Canada’s best chance came in first half injury time after Christine Sinclair played Jessie Fleming in after a Janine Beckie throw. Fleming played the ball back to Ashley Lawrence who buried the pass, however, the ball through to Fleming was offside and the teams went into the locker room 0:0.
 
In the second half, both teams had strong scoring chances in the opening minutes with Sweden hitting the cross bar and going just over the net.  Janine Beckie also landed a cross on top of the Sweden net narrowly missing a goal before coming close to scoring again on a long run that was saved. 
 
The second half ended in a 0:0 draw with penalty kicks deciding the Bronze Medal.

Canada won the toss and elected to kick second. After Sweden scored the first kick, Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller sent Sophie Schmidt to take Canada’s first. Schmidt put the ball into the right side of the net. In alternating format, Christine Sinclair stepped up next and had her penalty saved. Sweden put their shot off the left post before Deanne Rose put her shot into the right side out of reach. Ashley Lawrence stepped up and put the ball into the left side for Canada’s third.Stephanie Labbé saved Sweden’s fourth shot after which Sweden were able to score on their fifth. Janine Beckie stepped up to extend the shoot out and coolly put it under the Swedeish goalkeeper. On the sixth shot, Kadeisha Buchanan put it in the left side. Sweden scored on their sixth shot to extend kicks before Their next shot was tipped wide left by GK Stephanie Labbé.  Jessie Fleming stepped up and buried the goal to earn Bronze for Canada.

 
“I think there’s a lot of positives to take out of this tournament," said
Kenneth Heiner-Moller, Women’s National Team Head Coach. "Today, it’s the fourth clean sheet in a row. We saw everyone in action, all 23 players, that explains a lot about our depth. This match was awesome, playing against Sweden who is a top team and the amount of pressure we put on them defensively and offensively is pretty amazing. If we can play like this for the entire tournament, it’s looking good, but we need to do better to find the back of the net and we will be working on that as we prepare to face England in April.”

“It was a super solid performance coming out against one of the top teams we knew we had to come out and battle," said Stephanie Labbé. "We not only played solid defensively but offensively we really took it to them. The one-v-one capabilities of this team is absolutely incredible. Jessie Fleming was owning the midfield and it was so fun to see players step outside of their comfort zones and live their identities. It was a new format for us so, working through the kinks of that, for me it’s just taking every shot on its own and I was really happy to come out with the first save to keep it tight. To make that last save felt good that I was able to do that for the team.”
 
Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller’s starting XI featured Stephanie Labbé in goal, Kadeisha Buchanan, Shelina Zadorsky, Allysha Chapman, and Ashely Lawrence in defense, Jessie Fleming, Sophie Schmidt, Desiree Scott, in midfield, and Captain Christine Sinclair, Nichelle Prince and Janine Beckie in attack. Heiner-Moller replaced Chapman with Lindsay Agnew, Scott with Julia Grosso and Prince with Deanne Rose (71’).

 
The win over Sweden brings Canada’s record to 6W-13L-3D over 22 matches against the Swedes.   Canada has won the three of the past seven matches, lost one and drawn two. 

2019 marked Canada’s eighth appearance at the Algarve Cup and its fourth time in the top four teams of the tournament having also placed fourth in 2001, second in 2017 and Champions in 2016. 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face England on 5 April in Manchester as the team prepares for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.  Additional matches ahead of France 2019 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Canada will kick off the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 on Monday 10 June when they face Cameroon at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France. Canada will then travel to Grenoble for their second group stage match on Saturday 15 June against New Zealand at Stade des alpes. Canada then conclude the group phase in Reims on Thursday 20 June with a match against Netherlands at Stade August-Velaune.

Join the Journey: Be part of the journey to France 2019 by following Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team on and off the pitch on Canada Soccer’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face Sweden in the third-place match at the 2019 Algarve Cup this Wednesday 6 March at Estadio Algarve. It marks the third time in the last four years that Canada is playing for a medal at the Algarve Cup.
 
The Wednesday match kicks off at 17:00 local and can be watched live on CanadaSoccer.com at 12.00 ET / 09.00 PT.

Canada and Sweden have a long history, having played 21 international matches against each other since 1987. In the last six matches since 2012, the two nations are even with two wins, two draws and two losses each, including a 2:2 draw at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Canada played Sweden to a 1:0 win and a 1:1 draw in 2014, before topping the Swedes 1:0 in Trelleborg in 2017. Sweden came out on top 3:1 the last time the two teams met at last year’s Algarve Cup.
 
“This is a good opportunity to reset our story with Sweden from last year’s Algarve Cup and come back from a disappointing loss last year,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “We want to put on a different kind of performance on Wednesday. Sweden have played every FIFA Women’s World Cup and UEFA EURO tournament as well as multiple Olympic Games. Many of the players on their current squad bring that experience to the pitch.”

Canada comes into the match for third place having drawn Iceland 0:0 in its opening match and defeating Scotland 1:0 in its second match. Captain Christine Sinclair scored her 179th international goal in Canada’s second match, moving her closer to the all-time goalscoring record.

“We really want to finish out this tournament strong,” said Heiner-Møller. “We have put on a good performance here, but we haven’t scored as many goals as we would have liked. The players are looking ahead to this match and they want to look sharp in front of the net, but more importantly we want to finish strongly so we stay on the proper trajectory heading into our next fixture in England in April.”

“Coming into the tournament we wanted to play three challenging matches and the first two really tested us in terms of capitalizing on our chances,” said goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé. “We are now playing Sweden, a top-10 team, so that execution in the final third will be crucial. It’s a perfect test for us at this time as we know it will be a physical game, but we also know if we bring our identity as a Canadian team we can outplay them. It will be about putting our words into action and finding a way to get a result.”

In other 2019 Algarve Cup action: Poland faces Norway in the final match; Scotland faces Denmark for fifth place; Switzerland faces Spain for seventh place; hosts Portugal face Iceland for ninth place; and China PR faces Netherlands for 11th place.

Up next: Following the Algarve Cup, Canada will face England on 5 April in Manchester as the team prepares for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Additional matches ahead of France 2019 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Canada will kick off the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 on Monday 10 June when they face Cameroon at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France. Canada will then travel to Grenoble for their second group stage match on Saturday 15 June against New Zealand at Stade des alpes. Canada then conclude the group phase in Reims on Thursday 20 June with a match against Netherlands at Stade August-Velaune.

How to watch: Fans will be able to catch all of Canada’s 2019 Algarve Cup matches LIVE at CanadaSoccer.com.  Be part of the journey to France 2019 by following Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team on and off the pitch on Canada Soccer’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team defeated Scotland 1:0 and earned three points, for a total of four over two matches at the 2019 Algarve Cup. Captain Christine Sinclair converted a penalty for her 179th International goal, leaving her five away from the all-time Women’s International goal scoring record. Canada will play a third and final match of the 2019 Algarve Cup on 6 March to determine its final rank in the tournament. 

“It’s about players stepping up and finding a way, like that pass from Sophie to Ashley and her taking the fullback on one-on-one, and Sincy putting it in.” said Women’s National Team Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller. “We adapted very well after the 25’ and got it right. The entire second half defensively was good. This is the third international match in a row that we have a clean sheet.”

Canada started the match with a high press that led to Ashley Lawrence forcing a mistake from a Scottish defender which Christine Sinclair pounced on leading to a spell of Canadian possession. Ashley Lawrence put Christine Sinclair through on goal in the 35’ and with a defender pressing hard, Sinclair got the shot off but it was over the net. Sinclair played Huitema through for a chance in the 40’, and after a few touches and a save, the referee called the play offside. Kadeisha Buchanan had an opportunity in the 43’, which led to a corner, but Sophie Schmidt’s header went out for a goal kick.

“We will find ourselves dealing with different situations during the FIFA Women’s World Cup and that’s what we’re preparing ourselves for,” Heiner-Moller said. “It is important (to play defensive teams) and we have prepared for it and especially in this match we found the challenges we need.”

Canada started the second half in attack earning an early corner kick. Scotland were able to continue their disruption of the Canadian buildup despite Canada’s continued ability to play out of the back at will. Second half substitute Adriana Leon had a chance in the 69’ before colliding with Scottish GK Lee Alexander who came up with the ball. In the 79’ Ashley Lawrence swung a ball in that Christine Sinclair headed on for Adriana Leon who was unable to put it behind Alexander. In the 80’, Sophie Schmidt played Ashley Lawrence down the wing with Lawrence taking the ball into the area, she was taken down earning a penalty kick for Canada. Christine Sinclair stepped up and coolly slotted home the penalty. Second half substitute Hellstrom made an immediate impact after coming on in the 83’ with a long run down the right side to pull the ball back, but, it was cleared for a corner.

“(On the PK), I saw the keeper move early, and had half the net to shoot at, and hopefully I won’t miss that,” said Captain Christine Sinclair. “What gives me confidence is knowing that I’m prepared, I practice penalty shots at the end of every training session, so in the moment you know you’ve done everything you can to be ready.” 

Canada’s Starting XI featured Captain Christine Sinclair and Jordyn Huitema up front. Jessie Fleming and Ashley Lawrence joined holding-midfielder Desiree Scott in the centre while Allysha Chapman and Janine Beckie played the wings. Kadeisha Buchanan, Shelina Zadorsky and Sophie Schmidt play central defense with veteran goalkeeper Erin McLeod in net. Chapman was replaced by Diana Matheson (46’). Huitema was replaced by Adriana Leon (66’). Scott was replaced by Julia Grosso (76’). Beckie was replaced by Jenna Helstrom (83’). Matheson was replaced by Gabrielle Carle (90’).

The details of Canada's final Algarve opponent will be determined based on the tournament standings and will be posted to Canada Soccer’s social media accounts as soon as the information is available.

 

Following the Algarve Cup, Canada will face England on 5 April in Manchester.

The full 2019 Algarve Cup schedule can be found at the following link: fpf.pt. To find out more about Canada Soccer’s 2019 Algarve Cup squad, please click here: Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Roster.

Fans will be able to catch all of Canada’s 2019 Algarve Cup matches LIVE at CanadaSoccer.com. Be part of the journey to France 2019 by following Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team on and off the pitch on Canada Soccer’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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