Canada announces roster for FIFA Women’s World Cup

Canadian head coach Even Pellerud announced his 21-player roster today for the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007.

The announcement took place at Hugo Ray Park in West Vancouver.



‘The selected team is more experienced at an international level than the previous World Cup team,’ says head coach Even Pellerud. ‘We have a good balance of experience and youth.’

Canadian head coach Even Pellerud announced his 21-player roster today for the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007.

The announcement took place at Hugo Ray Park in West Vancouver.



‘The selected team is more experienced at an international level than the previous World Cup team,’ says head coach Even Pellerud. ‘We have a good balance of experience and youth.’



Canada will face Norway (12 September), Ghana (15 September) and Australia (19 September) in the group stage. The Women’s World Cup runs from 10-30 September.



‘We are playing against really strong opponents and World Cup competitions are all about momentum so we need to start out strong against Norway,’ says Pellerud. ‘Our goal for the World Cup is a podium finish.’



The Women’s senior team will first play Japan on 30 August as a warm-up for the World Cup.



Canadian Roster

Amy Walsh

Andrea Neil

Melanie Booth

Brittany Timko

Candace Chapman

Christine Sinclair

Diana Matheson

Erin McLeod

Jodi-Ann Robinson

Kara Lang

Karina Leblanc

Katie Thorlakson

Kristina Kiss

Martina Franko

Melissa Tancredi

Randee Hermus

Rhian Wilkinson

Robyn Gayle

Sophie Schmidt

Tanya Dennis

Taryn Swiatek

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