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Womens World Cup Team Travels to France

Posted on 28 March 2002 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Ottawa, Ontario - Canada's Women's World Cup Team will leave for France on Thursday, May 28 where they will take part in an international tournament from April 3-9. Canadian head coach Even Pellerud has selected 18 players for the tournament, which is part of his ongoing preparations for qualifying for the 2003 Women's World Cup, being held in China.

CONCACAF qualifying for the 2003 Women's World Cup will coincide with the Women's Gold Cup, which will be held in late October and early November. The two finalists will be guaranteed berths in the World Cup with the third-place finisher playing a playoff against a team from Asia for a place in the tournament.

This is certainly a more experienced team than the one we took to the Algarve Cup in March,” said Pellerud. “However we are still missing some key players such as Silvana Burtini, Christine Latham and Candace Chapman as well as Christine Sinclair (who will join the team after their first game on April 3). There are some concerns about the attacking part of my roster but I still have a lot of experienced players like Charmaine Hooper and new additions in Kara Lang and Amber Allen. I am looking forward to the tournament which should be a strong contest for us.”

Two members of Canada's Under-19 squad, Carmelina Moscato and Brittany Timko, will be making their Women's World Cup team debuts.

Matches - France International Tournament Schedule

Wednesday April 3, 2002 - Poitiers (Stadium “de la Pépinière”)

Saturday April 6, 2002 - Angoulême ( Stadium “Lebon”)

Tuesday April 9, 2002 - Limoges (Stadium- TBC)

Canadian Women's World Cup Team Roster For Tournament In France

Name\t\tPos.\tHometown\tCaps D.O.B.\tClub
Erin McLeod\tGK\tCalgary, AB\t3\t\t02/26/63\tSouthern Methodist U.
Karina LeBlanc\tGK\tMaple Ridge, BC\t17\t03/30/80\tBoston Breakers
Breanna Boyd\tD\tEdmonton, AB\t28\t06/10/81\tUniversity of Nebraska
Sharolta Nonen\tD\tVancouver, BC\t26\t12/30/77\tAtlanta Beat
Isabelle Morneau\tD\tLongueuil, QC\t47\t04/18/76\tunattached
Kara Lang\tD\tOakville, ON\t4\t\t10/22/86\tOakville
Isabelle Harvey\tD\tHautrive, QC\t40\t03/27/75\tSouthern Calfornia Ajax
Cindy Tye\tM\tMt. Uniacke, NS\t4\t\t08/26/72\tScotia Olympics
Andrea Neil\tM\tVancouver, BC\t63\t10/26/71\tVancouver Breakers
Randee Hermus\tM\tLangley, BC\t24\t11/14/79\tVancouver Breakers
Amy Walsh\tM\tSaint-Bruno, QC\t51\t09/13/77\tunattached
Kristina Kiss\tM\tOttawa, ON\t27\t02/13/81\tOttawa Fury
Clare Rustad\tM\tSaltspring Island, BC\t12\t05/27/83\tVancouver Breakers
Christine Sinclair\tF\tBurnaby, BC\t34\t06/12/83\tPortland University
Amber Allen\tF\tPitt Meadows, BC\t4\t10/21/75\tVancouver Breakers
Carmelina Moscato\tF\tMississauga\t0\t05/02/83\tunattached
Britanny Timko\tF\tCoquitlam, BC\t0\t09/05/85\tBurnaby Panthers
Charmaine Hooper\tF\tOttawa, ON\t79\t01/15/68\tAtlanta Beat
Tom Pollock\t\tHead of Delegation
Even Pellerud\t\tHead Coach\t
Ian Bridge\t\tAssistant Coach
Cathy Ayoub\t\tTeam Manager\t
Erin Perry\t\tAthletic Therapist
Jerry Knutsson\t\tGoalkeeper Coach and Equipment Manager
Cathy Campbell\t\tTeam Doctor

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