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Canada Soccer announces roster for International Friendly against Brazil 2 September in Ottawa

Posted on 21 August 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer has released its Women’s National Team roster for the upcoming Women’s International Friendly match against Brazil. Canada’s squad will face Brazil in Ottawa on Sunday 2 September at TD Place.

Great seats remain available starting at $20, plus applicable fees, via TDPlace.ca.

Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller has selected a squad that blends experience and youth, inviting five teenagers in Maya Antoine, Julia Grosso, Jordyn Huitema, Jayde Riviere, and veteran Deanne Rose. Canada will also feature two-time Olympic Bronze Medalists Christine Sinclair, Sophie Schmidt, Desiree Scott, and Diana Matheson, as well as London 2012 Bronze Medalist and goalkeeper Erin McLeod, who missed Rio 2016 with an injury.

Eight more from the core Rio 2016 Bronze Medal winning squad return for the rematch against Brazil: Janine Beckie, Kadeisha Buchanan, Allysha Chapman, Jessie Fleming, Stephanie Labbé, Ashley Lawrence, Nichelle Prince, and Rebecca Quinn. Rounding out the squad are returning players Lindsay Agnew, Sabrina D’Angelo, Adriana Leon and Shannon Woeller.

Ahead of Canada’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ qualification campaign set for October at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championships, Canada will be using the opportunity to play the 2016 Rio Olympic hosts to assess the squad make-up and to see how individuals perform under the unique pressures of playing such a high-calibre team.  Both Canada and Brazil have recently been ranked amongst the top-10 nations in the world, with Canada ranked fifth and Brazil ranked seventh.

“Every player will be asked to perform,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “We performed against Germany in June, but didn’t win. We are coming to Ottawa with the goal of winning this match for our fans, but also to give our team a confidence boost ahead of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship. There will be a lot of assessment, so the players will need to prove themselves, but that is what players expect coming into this kind of match.

“Additionally, we’ve brought in three U-17 aged players from our EXCEL program and we are very excited that we continue to see excellent players being developed. Some of these players are the future, but they can also be players that make an impact right now. Seeing how they play against an opponent like Brazil and how they adapt to the team culture is going to be important towards understanding the make-up of this team for the rest of 2018 and into 2019.” 

Canada defeated Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to take the Olympic Bronze Medal. Canada’s back-to-back podium finishes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games earned them the distinction of becoming the first Canadian team to win back-to-back Summer Olympic medals since 1908. They were also the first-ever women’s Canadian team to repeat on the podium. Canada also faced Brazil in Toronto and Ottawa ahead of the Rio Olympics, splitting the series, including Canada’s send-off final match in Ottawa which saw the home team defeat Brazil 1-0, with Janine Beckie scoring in the 90th minute to secure the win in front of 23,588 fans at TD Place.

“As always, we are expecting a very tight match against Brazil,” said Heiner-Møller. “We’ve played them quite a lot over the past few years and we have won the most important ones, including the Bronze Medal match at the Rio Olympics, but it is always a tough match. What we expect to see from Brazil in Ottawa, and what will help us moving towards the qualification matches in October, is their extremely talented attacking forward line. Playing this level of attacking ability is going to give us the opportunity to test how we handle that, how we manage them one on one, and how our on-field units come together to manage world-class strikers. This will be especially helpful going into the Concacaf Women’s Championship as we can expect to see teams with highly-talented individual players from both the international powerhouses and emerging nations in our confederation.”

While USA and Canada are already seeded into Group A and Group B at the Concacaf Women’s Championships respectively, the Central American Zone and Caribbean Zone qualification for the Concacaf Women’s Championship will conclude on 2 September, the same day Canada faces Brazil in Ottawa. The draw which determines who Canada will face in the group stage of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship will take place 4 September in Miami.

Fans who are unable to attend can watch the Women’s International Friendly match between Canada and Brazil on TSN5 across Canada.

2018 Canada Soccer Women’s National Team v Brazil Roster

Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller
 

GK – Stephanie Labbe, age 31, from Stony Plain, AB/ Lejonflocken Linköping (Damallsvenskan)

GK – Erin McLeod, age 35, from St. Albert, AB/ USV Jena (Frauen-Bundesliga)

GK - Sabrina D’Angelo, age 25, from Welland, ON/ NC Courage (NWSL)

FB - Lindsay Agnew, age 23, from Kingston, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)

FB - Allysha Chapman, age 29, from Courtice, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)

FB – Ashley Lawrence, age 23, from Caledon, ON/Paris Saint Germain (Division 1 Féminine France)

FB – Jayde Riviere, age 17, from Markham, ON/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)

CB - Maya Antoine, age 17, from Vaughan, ON/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)

CB – Shannon Woeller, age 28, from Vancouver, BC/ Eskilstuna United DFF (Damallsvenskan)

CB - Kadeisha Buchanan, age 22, from Brampton, ON/ Olympique Lyonnais (Division 1 Féminine France)

CB – Shelina Zadorsky, age 25, from London, ON/ Orlando Pride (NWSL)

M/CB –  Rebecca Quinn, age 23, from Toronto, ON/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)

M - Jessie Fleming, age 20, from London, ON/UCLA (NCAA)

M – Julia Grosso, age 17, from Vancouver, BC / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)

M –  Diana Matheson, age 34, from Oakville, ON/Utah Royals FC (NWSL)

M- Sophie Schmidt, age 30, from Abbotsford, BC/ Unattached

M- Desiree Scott, age 31, from Winnipeg, MB/ Utah Royals FC (NWSL)

F- Jordyn Huitema, age 17, from Chilliwack, BC/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)

F – Adriana Leon, age 25, from King City, ON/ Seattle Reign FC (NWSL)

F – Nichelle Prince, age 23, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)

F – Deanne Rose, age 19, from Alliston, ON/ University of Florida Gators (NCAA)

F – Christine Sinclair ( C ), age 35, from Burnaby, BC/ Portland Thorns (NWSL)

F - Janine Beckie, age 24, from Highlands Ranch, CO/ Manchester City (FA Women's Super League)

 
Ticket Information

Canada v Brazil match tickets are available  via TDPlace.ca, by phone at 613.232.6767, and in person by visiting the TD Place Box Office. Tickets are available in a variety of price points, starting as low as $20 (plus applicable fees).

Group Ticket Discount Offer 
Group discounts (10+ tickets) are available for this match, by organizing a group of 10 or more, fans are eligible to receive a discount of up to 30% off regular priced tickets. To submit a group ticket request, complete the group order form indicating the price point and quantity of tickets you are wishing to purchase here: 
Group Order Form. Ticket orders will be processed on a first come, first serve basis so organize your group, club, or team today.

Premium Seating 
Club Seats at TD Place offer fans a premium match day experience featuring complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages, access to the exclusive club lounge with two full-service private bars, all from some of the best seats in the venue. Visit 
TDPlace.ca to purchase club seats.

‘Me+3’ Offer 
A special ‘Me+3’ ticket offer is available for this match. By purchasing three tickets in Price Category 3, fans will receive the fourth one free. The ‘Me+3’ ticket packages can be purchased directly via 
TDPlace.ca.

Canadian Supporters 
Canadian Supporter Groups will be allocated dedicated seating in the Southwest corner of TD Place in section W. Information about the Canadian supporter sections is available via the Voyageurs website 
www.thevoyageurs.org. Please note that persistent standing will be permitted in these sections.

For complete ticket information visit www.canadasoccer.com/tickets
 

Canada v Brazil Recent Results
Please click on result for full information via CanadaSoccer.com

 
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Match type
CAN
Result
Opponent
Venue
Attendance
2016-08-19
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Women's International Friendly

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28,604
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300
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2015-12-16
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2013-12-18
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Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha

4,000
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2,000
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3,000
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10,000
2011-10-22
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BRA
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10,000
2010-12-19
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Estádio do Pacaembu
17,264
2010-12-15
São Paulo, BRA

Women's International Tournament

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BRA
Estádio do Pacaembu
3,986
2008-07-10
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Women's International Friendly

CAN WNT
BRA
BMO Field
13,554
2007-07-20
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BRA
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2006-11-01
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2003-07-20
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BRA
TD Place
18,000
2003-07-17
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Women's International Friendly

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BRA
Stade Molson
12,245
1999-06-03
Portland, OR, USA

Women's International Friendly

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BRA
Portland, OR, USA
 
1996-07-04
SD, USA

Women's International Friendly

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BRA
SD, USA
 
 
 
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