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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team to play France 2019 warm up against Norway LIVE on CanadaSoccer.com

Posted on 18 January 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team has kicked off their FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ campaign with a training camp in Rota, Spain, and a training match against Switzerland. Up next, an International Friendly against Norway on Tuesday 22 January.  Fans can watch More

Canada begins FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ campaign with two matches in Europe followed by the Algarve Cup

Posted on 9 January 2019 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will launch their all-important 2019 season with two matches in Spain including a training match against Switzerland on 17 January and an international friendly match against Norway on 22 January in La Manga.   Canada will also compete in i More

Canada to face Cameroon, New Zealand and Netherlands in Group E of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ 

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

Canada will face Cameroon, New Zealand and Netherlands in the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Canada are handing off the competition to France having hosted the most recent edition in six Canadian cities from coast to coast in 2015 when a record 1.35 million More

Women's nominees for the 2018 Canada Soccer Player Awards

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

Janine Beckie | USA / Sky Blue FC | ENG / Manchester City FCJanine Beckie scored four goals and two assists in 11 international matches in 2018, also winning a Concacaf silver medal in October. At the club level, he spent the first part of the year playing for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL. He then joined More

Canada takes home silver at 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship

Posted on 18 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada has earned second place at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship falling 0:2 to the United States in the Final. Canada secured their place in the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ France 2019 with their 7-0 victory over Panama in the Semi-Final after a strong tournament run with 24 g More

Canada set to take on USA in Concacaf Women’s Championship Final

Posted on 16 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Having achieved its primary goal of qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, Canada is now getting ready to take on the current World Champions USA on Wednesday, 17 October at 20:00 ET/17:00 PT.  The USA raised the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy in Vancouver, BC More

Canada qualifies for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™

Posted on 14 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada has qualified for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ after defeating Panama 7:0 in the tournament Semi-Final in Frisco, Texas.   Canada will now move on to the Final against the winner of tonight’s second Semi-Final match between hosts USA and More

Canada defeats Costa Rica 3:1; tops Concacaf Women's Championship Group B

Posted on 12 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team are one win away from qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. As a result of their 3:1 victory over Costa Rica in their final group stage match, Canada captured first place in Group B at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Cha More

Concacaf Women’s Championship semi final preview: Canada v Panama 14 October 17:00 ET/14:00 PT

Posted on 12 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

With its ticket to the Semi-Final booked, Canada is only one win away from securing a spot in next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™.  Canada will face Panama on 14 October (17:00 ET/14:00 PT) with the winner automatically qualifying and heading to the tournament Final and More

Canada downs Cuba 12:0 in their second 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship group stage match

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

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team defeated Cuba 12:0 in the second group stage match of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas. Canada now sits atop Group B with six points, having defeated Jamaica 2:0 on 5 October in their opening match.“ More

Canada opens Concacaf Women’s Championship with 2:0 win over Jamaica

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

Canada opened the group stage at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship with a 2:0 win over Jamaica at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas. The victory gives Canada three points in Group B. Nichelle Prince scored two goals and Stephanie Labbe got the shutout. Jessie Fleming was the Player of the Mat More

Canada begins FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification campaign at Concacaf Championship

Posted on 3 October 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team has arrived in Edinburg, Texas to begin the group stage at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in its bid to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ taking place next summer.   “We just concluded a tra More

Canada Soccer selects 20 players for 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship

Posted on 25 September 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer has released its Women’s National Team roster for the upcoming 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship that serves as the qualification tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.  Canada will play its group stage matches at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, T More

Canada Soccer set to open pre-tournament camp in Texas ahead of 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship

Posted on 19 September 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will hold a camp in Texas from 20 September to 1 October ahead of next month’s 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship.  The group of players attending the camp will train in Frisco before the final 20 players selected for the competition More

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

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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team has kicked off their FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ campaign with a training camp in Rota, Spain, and a training match against Switzerland. Up next, an International Friendly against Norway on Tuesday 22 January.  Fans can watch a live stream of the match on CanadaSoccer.com at 12:00 ET/ 09:00 PT.

With Canada’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ Group Stage opponents now known, Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller has focused the team’s attention on doing the hard work in the run up to the tournament to ensure Canada puts on a performance everyone can be proud of.

“The foundation of this team has been built, the cornerstones are in place, and now we are building on that.  This camp is about building, getting new players together with our core team and putting in the hard work that will get us to where we need to be in June,” he said.  “This team is very creative and it has a lot of tools to work with tactically, but now is the time to add to that collection before fine-tuning ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup. A lot of this camp in Spain has been focused on adapting what has worked well to become something that works great.”

After a 0:0 score in their training match against Switzerland, and heading into Tuesday’s international friendly against Norway, ranked 13th in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings, fifth ranked Canada is preparing for a European opponent who will to face the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ hosts come June in Group A.

"Norway is also headed to the FIFA Women's World Cup, so we know we are going to face a team that is also building towards the pinnacle event in our sport.  Norway is a strong team, they have some very good individuals, so we need to be prepared for them knowing they will be looking for victory in this match.   We've been working hard together this past week and we have another three sessions before we face them, so we will be ready."

For Heiner-Møller, the most exciting part of reunited is seeing the players reaching for their potential.

"This team has come a long way over the last few years, but I don't think the players really know just how good they can be together.  It's still early in 2019, but there are partnerships in this squad that are being built now that are especially exciting, and there is so much depth here that the work we are doing is focused a lot on further nurturing Canada's best women's players while bringing out the immense talent from within our player pipeline,” he said.

Canada’s opening camp of 2019 comes following qualification at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championships which took place in October in Texas.  For the players, being back together is a highlight, but knowing that they are committed to a singular goal is what makes it incredibly special.

“We are always so happy to see each other, but also to be back on the pitch together for a really exciting year is incredible,” said forward Janine Beckie. “It's hard to believe the FIFA Women's World Cup is only a few months away, but the Draw in December made it real for everybody, so we are all ready to put everything into it and not stop until the end of July.”

“I feel I am most comfortable and at my best when I am with these women here, so I am really excited to be back working towards achieving our goals,” said defender Kadeisha Buchanan, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ Young Player Award recipient.  “I think we have a pretty unique team with a lot of different styles and a lot of potential, so I am really looking forward to being part of this journey as we head towards the FIFA Women's World Cup.”

Canada Soccer has also announced the Women’s National team will compete in its eighth Algarve Cup which kicks off in February.  Drawn into Group A, Canada will face Iceland on 27 February and Scotland on 1 March before playing a final match on 6 March to determine its final rank in the tournament. Canada won the Algarve Cup in 2016 and placed second in 2017.

Canada’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ tournament kicks off Monday 10 June when they face Cameroon at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France. Canada will then travel to Grenoble for their second group match on Saturday 15 June against New Zealand at Stade des alpes. Canada then conclude the group phase in Reims on Thursday 20 June with a match against Netherlands at Stade August-Velaune.

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 will have participated in seven consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup (1995 to 2019) 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 and the only FIFA Member Association to repeat on the podium.
 
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team have previously made six FIFA Women’s World Cup appearances and qualified five times (1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) as Canada hosted the record breaking 2015 edition where 1,353,506 fans attended matches, setting a new total attendance record for a FIFA competition other than the FIFA World Cup™.  The highest attended match of the tournament was 54,027 for the Canada vs. England quarter-final in Vancouver.
 
Fans of the women’s game can also find additional information and stories on FIFA’s Women’s World Cup™ channels on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will launch their all-important 2019 season with two matches in Spain including a training match against Switzerland on 17 January and an international friendly match against Norway on 22 January in La Manga.  
 
Canada will also compete in its eighth Algarve Cup which kicks off in February.  Drawn into Group A, Canada will face Iceland on 27 February and Scotland on 1 March before playing a final match on 6 March to determine its final rank in the tournament. Canada won the Algarve Cup in 2016 and placed second in 2017.
 
Seven of the 12 teams competing in the 2019 Algarve Cup are headed to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ including China, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Group E opponents Canada and the Netherlands. The other five participating teams are Demark, Iceland, Poland, hosts Portugal, and Switzerland.

Canada’s first two matches of 2019 mark the start of its FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ campaign which kicks off Monday 10 June when they face Cameroon at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France. Canada will then travel to Grenoble for their second group match on Saturday 15 June against New Zealand at Stade des alpes. Canada then conclude the group phase in Reims on Thursday 20 June with a match against Netherlands at Stade August-Velaune.
 
“This year is all about preparing for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, so we are eager to get together in Europe and continue the momentum we built throughout 2018,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “Switzerland and Norway are both difficult sides, so these two matches will serve as an excellent opportunity to test ourselves against strong European opponents.”
 
While Switzerland missed out on the 2019 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, a strong performance  brought them to the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ where they fell to hosts Canada 1:0.  Norway will be preparing for its own FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign, having been drawn into Group A against hosts France, Korea Republic and Nigeria.  Norway qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ after defeating the Netherlands 2-1, who Canada will face in the 2019 group stage, in their final group game of UEFA World Cup Qualifying.
 
“Heading into our first camp of 2019 we are working to establish a strong foundation from which we can build on over the next few months heading into the FIFA Women’s World Cup,” said Heiner-Møller.  “We are certainly not starting from scratch, this team has been developed over time, but work remains to ensure that when we take the pitch in June, Canada will be at their very best, putting on a genuine FIFA World Cup performance.”
 
January 2019 Roster
Canada’s January 2019 match roster combines team veterans with standout young players.  Captain Christine Sinclair will lead the team as she continues to close in on the all-time FIFA scoring record needing just seven goals to earn the top spot.  Teenagers including Jordyn Huitema and Jayde Riviere, both 17 years old, recently helped Canada earn a fourth-place finish at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 and will be joined by Julia Grosso (age 18) and Deanne Rose (age 19).  
 
Ottawa’s Vanessa Gilles will be making her first appearance in a Canada Soccer National Team camp.
 
Canada Soccer Women’s National Team January 2019 Roster
#1 GK Stephanie Labbe, age 32, from Stony Plain, AB/ Linköpings FC (Damallsvenskan)
#2 FB Allysha Chapman, age 29, from Courtice, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
#3 CB Kadeisha Buchanan, age 23, from Brampton, ON/ Olympique Lyonnais (Division 1 Féminine France)
#4 CB Shelina Zadorsky, age 26, from London, ON/ Orlando Pride (NWSL)
#5 M Rebecca Quinn, age 23, from Toronto, ON/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)
#6 F Deanne Rose, age 19, from Alliston, ON/ University of Florida Gators (NCAA)
 #7 M Julia Grosso, age 18, from Vancouver, BC / University of Texas at Austin (NCAA)
#9 F Jordyn Huitema, age 17, from Chilliwack, BC/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)
#10 FB Ashley Lawrence, age 23, from Caledon, ON/Paris Saint Germain (Division 1 Féminine France)
#11 M Desiree Scott, age 31, from Winnipeg, MB/ Utah Royals FC (NWSL)
#12 F Christine Sinclair ( C ), age 35, from Burnaby, BC/ Portland Thorns (NWSL)
#13 M Sophie Schmidt, age 30, from Abbotsford, BC
#15 F Nichelle Prince, age 23, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
#16 F Janine Beckie, age 24, from Highlands Ranch, CO/ Manchester City (FA Women's Super League)
#17 M Jessie Fleming, age 20, from London, ON/UCLA (NCAA)
#18 GK Sabrina D'Angelo, age 25, from Welland, ON/North Carolina Courage (NWSL)
#19 F Adriana Leon, age 26, from King City, ON
#20 FB Shannon Woeller, age 28, from Vancouver, BC/ Eskilstuna United DFF (Damallsvenskan)
#21 GK Kailen Sheridan, age 23, from Whitby, ON/ Sky Blue FC (NWSL)
#22 FB Lindsay Agnew, age 23, from Kingston, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
#23 FB Jayde Riviere, age 17, from Markham, ON/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (Ontario)
#24 FB/F Jenna Hellstrom, age 23, from Sudbury, ON/ Växjö DFF (Damallsvenskan)
#25 CB Vanessa Gilles, 22, from Ottawa, ON/ Les Girondins de Bordeaux (Division 1 Féminine France)
 
Canada Soccer Women’s National Team 2019 Match Schedule
*Additional matches to be announced in Spring 2019.

  • Thursday 17 January – Canada vs Switzerland (Closed door training match)
  • Tuesday 22 January – Canada vs Norway – 18:00 local (12:00 ET/09:00 PT) at La Manga Stadium in La Manga, Spain (Closed door, international friendly match)

2019 Algarve Cup

  • Wednesday 27 February – Canada vs Iceland (Time and location TBC)
  • Friday 1 March – Canada v Scotland (Time and location TBC)
  • Wednesday 6 March – Canada v TBD (Time and location TBC)

 
FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ (Group Stage)

  • Monday 10 June - Canada vs Cameroon - 21.00 local (15.00 ET / 12.00 PT) at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier
  • Saturday 15 June - Canada vs New Zealand - 21.00 local (15.00 ET / 12.00 PT) at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble
  • Thursday 20 June - Canada vs Netherlands - 18.00 local (12.00 ET / 09.00 PT) at Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims

Canada will face Cameroon, New Zealand and Netherlands in the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Canada are handing off the competition to France having hosted the most recent edition in six Canadian cities from coast to coast in 2015 when a record 1.35 million fans attended the competition.
 
“FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ marked a watershed moment for the sport in our country with record setting attendance and global viewership figures,” said Canada Soccer General Secretary Peter Montopoli, who was the CEO of the National Organizing Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Canada 2015. “Four years later, we look to build on our historic performances on the field and pass the hosting baton to the France organizing committee.”
 
Seeded in Pot A, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National team were drawn into Group E at the Official Draw held on 8 December 2018 in Paris, France. Canada have most recently been ranked fifth in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings and finished second at the 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship in October.

Canada’s campaign will begin on Monday 10 June when they face Cameroon at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France. Canada will then travel to Grenoble for their second group match on Saturday 15 June against New Zealand at Stade des alpes. Canada then conclude the group phase in Reims on Thursday 20 June with a match against Netherlands at Stade August-Velaune.

“We are excited and really looking forward to the tournament, especially now that we know who we will face in the group stage,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach.  “There are quite a few nations here that could win it and Canada are certainly one of them. We are confident and have shown that we can beat the best on the world stage, so we are now focusing primarily on pushing and challenging ourselves throughout the first half of 2019, then fine tuning in preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ next summer.”

Canada's opponents
Canada will face two familiar foes at France 2019 after previously facing both New Zealand and Netherlands in the group stage at Canada 2015. The opening match against Cameroon, meanwhile, will be the first-ever encounter between the two nations. Canada have a record of six wins, four draws and one loss in 11 international matches against New Zealand and nine wins, three draws in 12 international matches against Netherlands.

The draw was made at the La Seine Musicale in Paris, with the 24 competing nations spit into six groups from the four different pots, based on FIFA’s Women’s World Rankings.  The FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off on Friday 7 June when hosts France play Korea Republic at the renowned Parc des Princes in Paris, four years and 1 day after Canada kicked off the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ against China in Edmonton, AB.
 
Canada's matches
Monday 10 June - Canada vs Cameroon - 21.00 local (15.00 ET / 12.00 PT) at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier
Saturday 15 June - Canada vs New Zealand - 21.00 local (15.00 ET / 12.00 PT) at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble
Thursday 20 June - Canada vs Netherlands - 18.00 local (12.00 ET / 09.00 PT) at Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims
 

The Groups
Group A: France, Korea Republic, Norway, Nigeria
Group B: Germany, China PR, Spain, South Africa
Group C: Australia, Italy, Brazil, Jamaica
Group D: England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan
Group E: Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands
Group F: USA, Thailand, Chile, Sweden

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