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Canada Women's National Soccer Team

Canada
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationCanadian Soccer Association
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)
Head coachBev Priestman
CaptainChristine Sinclair
Most capsChristine Sinclair (296)
Top scorerChristine Sinclair (186)
FIFA codeCAN
FIFA ranking
Current 8 Steady(June 26, 2020)[1]
Highest4 (August-December 2016, June 2017, March 2018)
Lowest13 (December 2005)
First international
 United States 2-0 Canada 
(Blaine, United States; July 7, 1986)
Biggest win
 Canada 21-0 Puerto Rico 
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada; August 28, 1998)
Biggest defeat
 United States 9-1 Canada 
(Dallas, United States; May 19, 1995)
 United States 9-1 Canada 
(Sydney, Australia; June 2, 2000)
 Norway 9-1 Canada 
(Honefoss, Norway; June 19, 2001)
World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1995)
Best result4th place (2003)
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1991)
Best resultChampions, 1998 and 2010
Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 2008)
Best resultBronze medal.svg Bronze: 2 (2012, 2016)

The Canada women's national soccer team (French: Équipe du Canada féminine de soccer) is overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

The team reached international prominence at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, losing in the bronze medal match to the United States.[2] Canada qualified for its first Olympic women's soccer tournament in 2008, making it to the quarterfinals.[3] Canada are two-time CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup champions, and two-time Olympic bronze medalists from London 2012 where they defeated France 1-0 in Coventry and from Rio de Janeiro 2016, after defeating hosts Brazil 2-1 in São Paulo.[4]

A certain segment of the Canadian women's soccer fans are closely linked to the U-20 team (U-19 prior to 2006), partly due to Canada hosting the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002, a tournament in which the team won silver in front of 47,784 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.[5] Canada also hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by England. Canada set the tournament and team record for attendance in the process, with 1,353,506 and 54,027 respectively.[6]

History

The Canada women's team played its first international on July 7, 1986, a 2-0 away loss to the United States.[7][8] The team's first major tournament was the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden, where the team achieved one draw and two losses in group play and failed to advance.[9] Its first success in a major tournament was the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup in the United States, where Canada finished in fourth place, their first time reaching the semifinals of a major global tournament.[10] Canada's best finish in any major global tournament was its third-place finish at both the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.[11] Canada hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, where they reached the quarterfinals.[12]

Captain Christine Sinclair has been called the "backbone" of the Canadian national team, earning her 250th cap in 2016, while ranking first worldwide in international goals scored by any player, man or woman.[13][14][15] She was named Canada Soccer's female player of the year every year from 2004 to 2014, and has been nominated for FIFA's Women's World Player of the Year.[16] Despite speculation otherwise, she confirmed in 2016 that she plans to compete in the 2019 Women's World Cup and the 2020 Olympics.[13] She also added prior to the 2016 Olympics that "The young players coming into this Olympic squad have brought an energy and passion to our team and they have risen the bar."[17]

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head coach England Beverly Priestman
Assistant coaches Sweden Andrée Jeglertz
Canada Rhian Wilkinson
Goalkeeper coach England Michael Norris

Last updated: June 10, 2020
Source: [1]

Players

Current squad

The following 22 players were named to the roster for the 2020 Tournoi de France.[18]

Caps and goals are current as of March 11, 2020, after the match against  Brazil.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Stephanie Labbé (1986-10-10) October 10, 1986 (age 34) 72 0 United States North Carolina Courage
1GK Kailen Sheridan (1995-07-16) July 16, 1995 (age 25) 9 0 United States Sky Blue FC
1GK Sabrina D'Angelo (1993-05-11) May 11, 1993 (age 27) 8 0 Sweden Vittsjö

2DF Allysha Chapman (1989-01-25) January 25, 1989 (age 31) 75 1 United States Houston Dash
2DF Kadeisha Buchanan (1995-11-05) November 5, 1995 (age 25) 101 4 France Lyon
2DF Shelina Zadorsky (1992-10-24) October 24, 1992 (age 28) 66 2 England Tottenham Hotspur
2DF Quinn (1995-08-11) August 11, 1995 (age 25) 59 5 United States OL Reign
2DF Jayde Riviere (2001-01-22) January 22, 2001 (age 19) 15 1 United States Michigan Wolverines
2DF Ashley Lawrence (1995-06-11) June 11, 1995 (age 25) 91 7 France Paris Saint-Germain
2DF Gabrielle Carle (1998-10-12) October 12, 1998 (age 22) 20 1 United States Florida State Seminoles
2DF Vanessa Gilles (1996-03-11) March 11, 1996 (age 24) 2 0 France Bordeaux

3MF Julia Grosso (2000-08-29) August 29, 2000 (age 20) 21 0 United States Texas Longhorns
3MF Desiree Scott (1987-07-31) July 31, 1987 (age 33) 156 0 United States Utah Royals FC
3MF Sophie Schmidt (1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 32) 199 19 United States Houston Dash
3MF Jessie Fleming (1998-03-11) March 11, 1998 (age 22) 77 10 England Chelsea
3MF Diana Matheson (1984-04-06) April 6, 1984 (age 36) 206 19 United States Utah Royals FC

4FW Deanne Rose (1999-03-03) March 3, 1999 (age 21) 48 9 United States Florida Gators
4FW Jordyn Huitema (2001-05-08) May 8, 2001 (age 19) 33 13 France Paris Saint-Germain
4FW Christine Sinclair (captain) (1983-06-12) June 12, 1983 (age 37) 296 186 United States Portland Thorns FC
4FW Nichelle Prince (1995-02-19) February 19, 1995 (age 25) 59 11 United States Houston Dash
4FW Janine Beckie (1994-08-20) August 20, 1994 (age 26) 70 31 England Manchester City
4FW Adriana Leon (1992-10-02) October 2, 1992 (age 28) 66 19 England West Ham United

Recent call-ups

The following players were named to a squad in the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up


FW Jenna Hellstrom (1995-04-02) April 2, 1995 (age 25) 4 0 United States Washington Spirit Training camp, January 2020
FW Olivia Smith (2004-08-05) August 5, 2004 (age 16) 2 0 Canada Super REX Ontario Training camp, January 2020

Notes:

  • PRE = Preliminary squad

Player records

Bold players are still active.

As of March 10, 2020[19]

Managers

Name Nation From To
Neil Turnbull  Canada 1986 1991
Sylvie Béliveau  Canada 1993 1995
Neil Turnbull  Canada 1996 1999
Even Pellerud  Norway 2000 2008
Carolina Morace  Italy 2009 2011
John Herdman  England 2011 2018
Kenneth Heiner-Møller  Denmark 2018 2020
Bev Priestman  England 2020 present

Results and schedules

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Lose

2020

January 29, 2020 (2020-01-29) 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Group BCanada 11-0 Saint Kitts and NevisEdinburg, United States
16:30 EST
Report Stadium: H-E-B Park
Attendance: 820
Referee: Crystal Sobers (Trinidad and Tobago)
February 1, 2020 (2020-02-01) 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Group BJamaica 0-9 CanadaEdinburg, United States
16:30 EST Report
Stadium: H-E-B Park
Attendance: 2,010
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
February 4, 2020 (2020-02-04) 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Group BCanada 2-0 MexicoEdinburg, United States
18:30 EST
Report Stadium: H-E-B Park
Referee: Katja Koroleva (United States
February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07) 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship SFCanada 1-0 Costa RicaCarson, United States
19:00 EST
Report Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
February 9, 2020 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship FinalCanada 0-3 United StatesCarson, United States
18:00 EST Report
Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park
Attendance: 17,489
Referee: Tatiana Guzmán (Nicaragua)
March 4, 2020 (2020-03-04) 2020 Tournoi de FranceFrance 1-0 CanadaCalais, France
17:00 CET Asseyi Goal 54 Report Stadium: Stade de l'Epopee
Attendance: 7,054
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)
March 7, 2020 (2020-03-07) 2020 Tournoi de FranceCanada 0-0 NetherlandsCalais, France
19:00 CET Report Stadium: Stade de l'Epopee
Attendance: 989
Referee: Florence Guillemin (France)
March 10, 2020 (2020-03-10) 2020 Tournoi de FranceBrazil 2-2 CanadaCalais, France
19:00 CET
Report
Stadium: Stade de l'Epopee
Attendance: 0
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
April 14, 2020 (2020-04-14) FriendlyCanada Cancelled AustraliaVancouver, British Columbia
23:30 EST Stadium: BC Place

2021

TBD Olympics GSCanada vTBDJapan
Stadium: TBD
TBD Olympics GSCanada vTBDJapan
Stadium: TBD
TBD Olympics GSCanada vTBDJapan
Stadium: TBD

All-time head to head record

Key
  Positive balance (more wins than losses)
  Neutral balance (as many wins as losses)
  Negative balance (more losses than wins)

The following table shows Canada's all-time official international record per opponent:

As of February 9, 2020[20]

Competitive records

FIFA Women's World Cup

Year Result Rank Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
China 1991 Did not qualify
Sweden 1995 Group stage 10/12 3 0 1 2 5 13
United States 1999 Group stage 12/16 3 0 1 2 3 12
United States 2003 Fourth place 4/16 6 3 0 3 10 10
China 2007 Group stage 9/16 3 1 1 1 7 4
Germany 2011 Group stage 16/16 3 0 0 3 1 7
Canada 2015 Quarter-finals 6/24 5 2 2 1 4 3
France 2019 Round of 16 11/24 4 2 0 2 4 3
AustraliaNew Zealand 2023 To be determined
Total 7/9 27 8 5 14 34 52
The team defeated Brazil for the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Olympic Games

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008 Eighth place 4 1 1 2 5 6
United Kingdom 2012 Third Place 6 3 1 2 12 8
Brazil 2016 Third Place 6 5 0 1 10 5
Japan 2020 Qualified
Total 4/7 16 9 2 5 27 19

CONCACAF Championship

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Haiti 1991 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 23 5
United States 1993 Third place 3 1 1 1 4 1
Canada 1994 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 18 6
Canada 1998 Champions 5 5 0 0 42 0
United States 2000 Fourth place 5 2 0 3 20 12
CanadaUnited States 2002 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 26 3
United States 2006 Runners-up 2 1 0 1 5 2
Mexico 2010 Champions 5 5 0 0 17 0
United States 2014 Did not participate
United States 2018 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 24 3
Total 9/10 39 29 1 9 179 32

Pan American Games

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Canada 1999 Fourth place 6 3 2 1 16 9
Dominican Republic 2003 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 8 10
Brazil 2007 Third Place 6 4 0 2 25 11
Mexico 2011 Champions 5 3 2 0 7 3
Canada 2015 Fourth place 5 1 0 4 6 9
Peru 2019 Withdrew
Total 5/5 26 13 4 9 62 42

Minor tournaments

See also

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. June 26, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Canadian soccer timeline from 2001 to 2004". Canada Soccer. May 27, 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Canadian soccer timeline from 2005 to 2008". Canada Soccer. May 27, 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ FIFA.com. "Women's Olympic Football Tournament, Rio 2016 - Matches - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Canada 2002 - Matches - Canada-USA - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Key figures from the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015". FIFA. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Larsen, Karin (June 6, 2015). "FIFA Women's World Cup brings back bittersweet memories for Canada's 1st national female soccer players". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ Lisi, Clemente A. (2010). The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story. Scarecrow Press. p. 131. Retrieved 2016. canada women's soccer team u.s. 1986 blaine 2-0.
  9. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden 1995 - Matches - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 - Matches - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Canadian women repeat as Olympic soccer bronze medallists". Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Canada gets 2015 Women's World Cup of soccer". cbc.ca. March 3, 2011.
  13. ^ a b "Christine Sinclair says Rio Olympics won't be her last tournament - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "Christine Sinclair gets heartfelt praise from Canadian soccer boss". Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Canadian soccer icon Christine Sinclair appointed to Order of Canada". CBC Sports. June 30, 2017.
  16. ^ "Christine Sinclair". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website | Team Canada | 2016 Olympic Games. September 19, 2011. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ "Christine Sinclair headlines Canada's Olympic soccer team". Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Archived from the original on August 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ "Canada Soccer announces squad for Tournoi de France | Canada Soccer". www.canadasoccer.com. Archived from the original on February 26, 2020.
  19. ^ "Canada Soccer Records & Results". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ "Full Schedule & Results". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 2019.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
1994 United States 
CONCACAF Champions
1998 (First title)
Succeeded by
2002 United States 
Preceded by
2006 United States 
CONCACAF Champions
2010 (Second title)
Succeeded by
2014 United States 

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