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Canada to face Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Cuba in group stage at Concacaf Women’s Championship

Posted on 4 September 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Cuba in the group stage of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship taking place 4 to 17 October in the USA.  The top three teams in the tournament will automatically qualify for the FIFA Women’s Worl More

Canada defeat Brazil 1:0 in front of 16,128 at TD Place in Ottawa

Posted on 2 September 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team defeated Brazil 1:0 in its final International Friendly ahead of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in front 16,128 fans at TD Place on September 2.The match was a Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze Medal rematch and the first meeting since Canada bea More

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team readies for Rio 2016 Bronze Medal rematch against Brazil

Posted on 31 August 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada are looking forward to an exciting international soccer match against Olympic rivals Brazil this Sunday 2 September. The 2018 Women’s International Friendly match will be the first meeting between Canada and the 2016 Olympic host since Canada won bronze at Rio 2016. The Canada-Braz More

Canada v Brazil – Match Day Fan Advisory

Posted on 30 August 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Fans attending the highly anticipated Canada v Brazil match on Sunday 2 September at TD Place in Ottawa (14.00 ET kick off) are encouraged to review the following information to help ensure the event experience is as positive as possible.For out-of-town fans, the match will be broadcast live across More

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 TDP More

Eight Canadians named to 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

Posted on 10 August 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Eight Canadians, seven women and one man, have been named to the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. The seven Canadian women shortlisted are Paige Culver, Jessie Fleming, Rylee Foster, Victoria Pickett, Deanne Rose, Bianca St-Georges, and Évelyne Viens while the lone male player is senior Al More

Tickets on sale today for Canada v Brazil in Ottawa on 2 September

Posted on 11 July 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Tickets for the Canada v Brazil Women’s International match in Ottawa on 2 September will go on sale to the public today, 12 July at 10am ET. Tickets can be purchased via TDPlace.ca, by phone at 613.232.6767, and in-person at the TD Place Box Office. For complete ticket information visit www.c More

Canada’s Women’s National Team to play Brazil 2 September in Ottawa

Posted on 5 July 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will welcome Brazil to Ottawa on 2 September for an International Friendly ahead of Canada’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ qualification campaign set for October at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championships. Canada, ranked More

Canada wows sold-out crowd in Hamilton despite 3-2 loss to Germany

Posted on 10 June 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada opened its first home match of 2018 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton playing in a new formation, as it took on a young German side. Germany opened scoring in the first minute, capitalizing on a short clearance, but Canada worked its way into the experimental tactical plan throughout the first More

Canada preparing for sold out match against Germany in Hamilton

Posted on 9 June 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will hold its final training session today ahead of Sunday’s sold-out match against Germany at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON. Canada, the two-time Olympic Bronze Medal winners currently ranked fourth in the world by FIFA’s World Ranki More

Canada v Germany – Match Day Fan Experience

Posted on 6 June 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

For fans attending Sunday’s highly anticipated Canada v Germany match at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, please find important information to help make your match day experience as positive as possible.BE PART OF A ‘SEA OF RED’Canada’s Women’s National Team is calling on More

Canada Soccer releases roster for Canada v Germany on 10 June in Hamilton

Posted on 28 May 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer has selected the 20 Women’s National Team Players who will represent the maple leaf against Germany 10 June in Hamilton, Ontario. Canada, the two-time Olympic Bronze Medal winners, will welcome Germany, the reigning Olympic Champions, to Tim Hortons Field for the Sunday afternoon More

Canada battles to a 1-0 loss against France 2019 hosts in international friendly match

Posted on 9 April 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada 0:1 France More

Canada ready to face confident France team Monday at Roazhan Park

Posted on 8 April 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup hosts France Monday 9 April at Roazhan Park in Rennes, France, one of the nine venues for the pinnacle women’s tournament taking place in June and July 2019.  Fans can watch Monda More

Canada Soccer announces roster for International Friendly match featuring #4 Canada against #5 France

Posted on 29 March 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for an important Women’s International Friendly match against the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ 2019 hosts France. The match pits the world’s fourth-ranked Canada against fifth-ranked France at Roazhan Park on 9 April, one of the nine venues More

Tickets on sale today for Canada v Germany in Hamilton on 10 June

Posted on 8 March 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

In celebration of International Women’s Day, individual tickets to the Canada v Germany Women’s International match on Sunday, 10 June at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton will go on sale to the general public today, Thursday, 8 March at 10am ET / 7am PT, via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone at More

Canada win 2:0 over former FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champions Japan to close out Algarve Cup

Posted on 7 March 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada defeated former FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champions Japan by two goals in their final match of the 2018 Algarve Cup.  Janine Beckie and Ashley Lawrence were the goalscorers as Canada won 2:0 over the reigning AFC Women’s Asian Cup winners. Canada won three of their four m More

Canada defeats Korea Republic 3:0 in final Algarve Cup group stage match

Posted on 5 March 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada 3:0 Korea Republic More

Canada beats Russia 1:0 in second Algarve Cup group stage match

Posted on 2 March 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada came away with a 1:0 victory in its second group stage match of the 2018 Algarve Cup after featuring a different lineup from its opening match.  Playing a 3-5-2 formation with Christine Sinclair and Jordyn Huitema on the front line, Canada dominated their opponent with an aggressive atta More

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team fall 3:1 in its opening match of the 2018 Algarve Cup

Posted on 28 February 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team fell 3:1 in its opening match of the 2018 Algarve Cup.  Playing in its first match since November’s home and away international friendly matches against USA and Norway, Canada controlled large parts of the game and demonstrated creativity More

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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Cuba in the group stage of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship taking place 4 to 17 October in the USA.  The top three teams in the tournament will automatically qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, with an additional opportunity for the fourth-place team to qualify through a playoff with Argentina of CONMEBOL. 
 
Canada, seeded in position B1 as Concacaf’s second highest ranked team, were joined by Jamaica in position B2, Costa Rica in position B3 and Cuba in position B4 through a draw Tuesday morning in Miami, USA hosted by Canadian Karina LeBlanc, Head of Women’s Football for Concacaf. 
 
“Overall we are pleased with the draw and look forward to getting to Texas for the competition.  Each of the teams we will face will bring a different dynamic and that’s good for us as we continue to build out strategies and increase our tactical flexibility,” said Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller.  
 
“We know we can’t take any team in this Concacaf Championship lightly, so we are preparing for each game as if it were a must-win situation, but also we are using this tournament opportunity to test our systems and team environment to ensure we are giving the players every opportunity to succeed, which will be important should we succeed and qualify for France next summer,” said Heiner-Moller.  “We are confident going into the tournament, but we aren’t taking anything for granted and we will be putting in the work to ensure Canada’s fans will be able to cheer them on next year at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.” 
 
Canada has only conceded one goal in its six games against Jamaica since 1991, with 46 goals for.  Canada’s last match against Jamaica was back in 2007 and the Caribbean island nation has made strong inroads since then, including winning the Caribbean qualifier for the upcoming Concacaf tournament. 
 
Canada has won all 12 of its outings against Costa Rica since 1991, including two home International Friendlies in 2017 with many of the players set to represent Canada in October.  Canada has 42 goals to Costa Rica’s five in all games played. 
 
Canada have only faced Cuba once, in its second group match of the 2012 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament.  Canada won the contest 2-0 with Cuba sitting deep and defending Canada’s attacks for much of the match in Vancouver, BC. 
 
Canada Soccer’s 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Schedule
Canada will play its 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship group stage matches at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas.  Canada’s first match against Jamaica will take place Friday, 5 October, followed by Canada v Cuba on Monday, 8 October and Canada v Costa Rica on Thursday, 11 October.  Following the group stage, all matches will be played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
 
The winners of the two semi-final matches on Sunday, 14 October will automatically qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as the winners of the 3rd place match scheduled for Wednesday, 17 October.  The final taking place on Wednesday, 17 October, will determine the continental champions.
 
About Canada Soccer
Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com
 
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team 
Canada are two-time Olympic bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016) and two-time CONCACAF champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in six consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup (1995 to 2015) and three consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2016). At Rio 2016, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team were the first Canadian Olympic team to win back-to-back medals at a summer Olympic Games in more than a century.
 
At the last three major women's tournaments, Canada finished third at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, sixth at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™, and third at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament.
 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team defeated Brazil 1:0 in its final International Friendly ahead of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in front 16,128 fans at TD Place on September 2.

The match was a Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze Medal rematch and the first meeting since Canada beat Brazil 2-1 in Sao Paulo to earn its second Olympic Bronze Medal, becoming the first Canadian team to win back-to-back Summer Olympic medals since 1908 and the first-ever women’s Canadian team to return to the podium.  

Canada pressured Brazil in the first half through a number of set plays, but the teams were still even 0:0 after 45 minutes. Canada came out of the halftime break looking determined. Kadeisha Buchanan threaded a Janine Beckie free kick from just outside the box to Nichelle Prince who connected and put the ball into the top netting in the 49th minute.

“We wanted to score a goal and get a win for the fans here in Ottawa,” said Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller. “Defensively we were very, very good. We didn’t let them have any joy between our lines, which is what we wanted, to close down on the ball.”

Canada made three subs in the 70th minute bringing in Adriana Leon for Janine Beckie up front, and in the midfield 17-year old Julia Grosso replaced veteran Diana Matheson and Rebecca Quinn took over duties for Desiree Scott.  Canada brought on 17-year old Jordyn Huitema for goalscorer Nichelle Prince in the 80the minute.

Canada will next head to the USA to compete in the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship which will automatically qualify the top three teams for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, with an additional opportunity for the fourth-place team through a playoff with Argentina of CONMEBOL. The official draw for the 2018 Concacaf Championship will take place Tuesday, 4 September at 10.00 ET / 07.00 PT and will put the eight participating finalists into two groups of four for the first round of the competition.
 
“We’re definitely building toward the qualifiers but we need to be better,” said Heiner-Møller. “We’re in great positions but the ball’s just traveling with too much speed or the space gets closed down and we’re into defensive transition.”

Canada, along will Mexico and USA, received automatic berths into the tournament, while the five remaining competition spots were confirmed through regional qualifiers with Panama and Costa Rica qualifying out of Central America, and Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Cuba for the Caribbean.
 
The 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship will run from 4 to 17 October at Sahlen’s Stadium (Cary, North Carolina), H-E-B Park (Edinburg, Texas) and Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas).  Canada will start their qualification campaign in Edinburg, with the Semi-Final and Final to take place in Frisco.
 
Canada’s young guns will also take the pitch in a major international tournament when Canada takes part in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018.  Canada will face Spain, Korea Republic and Columbia in its group stage beginning 14 November in Montevideo.  All four 17-year old players on Sunday’s roster are eligible for the tournament.

About Canada Soccer
Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team
Canada are two-time Olympic bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016) and two-time CONCACAF champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in six consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup (1995 to 2015) and three consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2016). At Rio 2016, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team were the first Canadian Olympic team to win back-to-back medals at a summer Olympic Games in more than a century.

At the last three major women's tournaments, Canada finished third at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, sixth at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™, and third at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

Canada are looking forward to an exciting international soccer match against Olympic rivals Brazil this Sunday 2 September. The 2018 Women’s International Friendly match will be the first meeting between Canada and the 2016 Olympic host since Canada won bronze at Rio 2016.
 
The Canada-Brazil match will kick off at 14.00 local at TD Place, with gates open at 12.30 encouraging Canadian fans to arrive early to enjoy the on-site Fan Fest. Highlights of the Fan Fest include a meet and greet with former #CANWNT star Marie-Eve Nault and family-friendly interactive activities from Canada Soccer and its marketing partners. For out-of-town fans, the match will be broadcast live across Canada on TSN5, RDS INFO, TSN.ca and the TSN mobile app. In addition, exclusive behind-the scenes content and post-match commentary is available on Canada Soccer’s digital channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
 
Canada, preparing for this October’s Concacaf Women’s Championship, have brought together 23 players for the week-long camp in Ottawa including team captain and 13-time Player of the Year Christine Sinclair. Brazil, who qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 in April, have countered with their top line-up including captain and five-time World Player of the Year Marta.
 
“Sunday’s match will be a big game for us as it is the third big game in a row where we are facing a very good opponent,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “We know it’s going to be a big task, but I think we are ready for it. We’ve had a few very good training sessions here in Ottawa, so coming off our performance against Germany in June, we are confident coming into this match that we will perform again. We are excited for the game and we are excited to once again be here in Canada’s capital.”
 
Coming into this match, Canada’s last two matches were against Olympic champions Germany in June and the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 hosts in April. Looking ahead to Canada’s qualifiers to France 2019, Canada will find out who they will face in the Concacaf Women’s Championship via the Official Draw on 4 September.
 
“In getting ready for a big tournament, it’s important to meet these big teams, the best teams in the world so you can compare yourselves to them,” said Heiner-Møller. “We don’t take lightly the Concacaf teams we will face at the Concacaf Women’s Championship but we also want to compare ourselves to the best internationally so we can determine how far we are from reaching out stated goals and win a FIFA Women’s World Cup or Olympic Games,” Heiner-Moller said.
 
Both nations are expected to come out well prepared for each other on Sunday, having faced each other three times in 2016, so Canada is well versed in the strengths of its opponent including Brazil’s attacking threats from players like international star Marta. 
 
“Brazil have an incredible amount of individual skill on their team and a lot of pace on their front line, so we are going to have to be very focused on defending well in one-on-one situations and ensuring our on-field partners are communicating well to resist their attack,” said Heiner-Møller. “We’ll be looking to take care of their strengths, but also impose our strengths on them. I think it will be fun game!”
 
Canada defeated Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to secure back-to-back podium finishes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Canada earned the distinction of becoming the first Canadian team to win back-to-back medals at the Summer Olympic Games since 1908 as well as the first-ever women’s Canadian team to repeat on the podium. In 2016, Canada also split a series with Brazil in Toronto and Ottawa. In Canada’s send-off final match in Ottawa, Canada won 1-0 on a Janine Beckie 90th-minute winner in front of 23,588 fans at TD Place.
 
2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship
While USA and Canada are already seeded into Group A and Group B at the Concacaf Women’s Championship 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.  Media accreditation for the tournament is currently open through the Concacaf Media Centre.

Ticket Information
Great seats for the Canada v Brazil match are still 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). 
 
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.

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

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