Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team posted a 2:0 victory over Argentina on Thursday in their first match of the International Soccer Festival at the Estadio Sanluqueño in Spain. Evelyne Viens was responsible for the opening goal which was redirected by Argentine defender Vanesa Santana before Cloé Lacasse doubled the lead with her first international goal for Canada. Canada scored both of their goals in the second half while goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan and the backline posted the clean sheet.
Against Argentina, the Canadians now have a lifetime record of six wins in as many games with 14 goals scored to just one conceded, since their first duel dating back to the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup USA™. The win brings the Canadian women’s record to nine wins, three draws and two losses since the start of 2022 as the squad continues its preparations for the 2023™ FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand.
“With three good chances in the first half, we took a while to get going, given that we’d only had one real training session going into it,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Head Coach. “At the end of the day, I’m happy because of the finishes that came in, with Clarissa Larisey and Simi Awujo part of the build up on goals, Evelyne Viens responsible for the opening goal and then Cloé Lacasse scoring her first international goal. Overall this speaks to the depth of the team and it’s great that these players are getting the experience now for the future.”
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Canada’s October matche will be broadcast live on OneSoccer, available as a linear channel on Telus’s Optik TV (Channel 980) as well as online at OneSoccer.ca, through the OneSoccer app and on the fuboTV Canada platform. The Monday match kicks off at 10.30 ET / 07.30 PT (16.30 local). Fans will find extended coverage for the matches across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANWNT.
CANADA SOCCER’S WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Canada are Olympic champions (Tokyo in 2021), two-time 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 four consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2021). At Tokyo 2020, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team became the first Canadian team to win three consecutive medals at the Summer Olympic Games and just the third nation in the world to win three medals in women’s soccer.
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 eight editions of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all seven editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish at Uruguay 2018).
CAN 2 : 0 ARG
2022-10-06 Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain /Espagne
OneSoccer ; Estadio Sanluqueño, att. 210
Referee / Arbitre : Alberto Sevillano Marín (Damián Aucha Trujillo, Adrián Alcón Pérez, Alejandro Ochoa Lopez)
Goals / Buts
CAN 68′ 1-0 (own goal / but contre son camp)
CAN 87′ Cloé Lacasse (left foot / pied gauche) 2-0 (rebound / rebond)
CANADA – 1 GK Kailen Sheridan; 23 Bianca St-Georges(5 Quinn HT), 3 Kadeisha Buchanan, 4 Shelina Zadorsky, 2 Allysha Chapman (27 Sura Yekka 70′), 17 Jessie Fleming capt., 7 Julia Grosso (28 Simi Awujo 64′), 16 Janine Beckie, 19 Adriana Leon (29 Clarissa Larisey 78′), 15 Nichelle Prince (20 Cloé Lacasse 64′), 9 Jordyn Huitema (24 Evelyne Viens HT) . Coach / Entraîneure Bev Priestman. Unused substitutes / substituts non utilisés: GK 18 Sabrina D’Angelo; GK 22 Lysianne Proulx; 11 Desiree Scott, 13 Sophie Schmidt, 21 Jade Rose, 25 Sarah Stratigakis, 26 Zoe Burns.
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