April 08, 2022 | Kickoff: 10:30PM ET
Women's National Team

Women's National Team

2 - 0

Nigeria

Nigeria

Vancouver, British Columbia | BC Place Stadium

Attendance: 20601

Referee: Lizzet Garcia | Assistant Referee: Brooke Mayo |
Assistant Referee: Meghan Mullen | Fourth Official: Isabelle Duclos
  • 83'

    Peace Efih
    Glory Ogbonna

  • Sophie Schmidt
    Quinn

    79'
  • Cloé Lacasse
    Christine Sinclair

    78'
  • Vanessa Gilles

    72'
  • 70'

    Tochukwu Oluehi
    Chiamaka Nnadozie

  • 60'

    Amanda Mbadi
    Onome Ebi

  • Jordyn Huitema
    Deanne Rose

    58'
  • Jessie Fleming

    51'
  • Kailen Sheridan
    Stephanie Labbé

    47'
  • Adriana Leon
    Jayde Riviere

    46'
  • 46'

    Michelle Alozie
    Rita Chikwelu

Timeline

Women's National Team
  • KO

    KO

  • HT

    HT

  • 46 ' | Michelle Alozie - Rita Chikwelu

  • 46 ' | Adriana Leon - Jayde Riviere

  • 47 ' | Kailen Sheridan - Stephanie Labbé

  • 51 ' | Jessie Fleming

  • 58 ' | Jordyn Huitema - Deanne Rose

  • 60 ' | Amanda Mbadi - Onome Ebi

  • 70 ' | Tochukwu Oluehi - Chiamaka Nnadozie

  • 72 ' | Vanessa Gilles

  • 78 ' | Cloé Lacasse - Christine Sinclair

  • 79 ' | Sophie Schmidt - Quinn

  • 83 ' | Peace Efih - Glory Ogbonna

  • FT

    FT

Nigeria

Match Report

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team defeated Nigeria 2:0 in a night full of celebration at BC Place in Vancouver.

Before the match, Christine Sinclair celebrated her all-time international goalscoring record in front of a home crowd, surrounded by family as well as former and current teammates. Sinclair scored her record breaking 185th goal came in the 23rd minute of Canada’s opening match at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship on 29 January 2020 at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas, USA.

Canada started the match of the front foot, with Janine Beckie causing problems for the Nigerian defenders, sending cross after cross into the 18-yard box. Desiree Scott had two attempts on goal in the first half, just narrowly missing the net.

Stephanie Labbé made a diving stop in the 28' to keep the score line even, which sent the home crowd at BC Place into a frenzy.

At half time the celebrations continued. Canada Soccer's Hall of Fame class of 2019, 2020, and 2021 had their moment to celebrate with the home crowd at BC Place. Candance Chapman, Randee Hermus, Karina LeBlanc, Brittany Timko Baxter, Martina Franko and Rhian Wilkinson were all in attendance.

Stephanie Labbé made way at the start of the second half for Kailen Sheridan. Labbé was met by a standing ovation from the home crowd, as Labbé departed the pitch for the last time.

Jesse Fleming would break the deadlock with a goal in 50', beating the keeper after receiving a cut back pass from Deanne Rose.

In the 62' Canada nearly doubled their lead, with four attempts on goal cleared off the goal line by a handful of Nigerian players determined to keep the ball out of the back of the net.

Kailen Sheridan wasted no time making her presence known, making a fully outstretched fingertip stop to keep Canada ahead.

Adriana Leon stunned the BC Place crowd with an acrobatic volley, that was ultimately stopped by the Nigerian keeper. On the ensuing corner however, Jordyn Huitema would get on the end of Janine Beckie's cross in, knocking the ball to Vanessa Gilles who buried the ball in the net with a powerful header.

After the final whistle, Stephanie Labbé was honoured by fans and teammates as she hung up the gloves on an incredible career with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team.

Canada's Starting XI saw Stephanie Labbé start in goal for the final match of her career. Ashley Lawrence, Kadeisha Buchanan, Vanessa Gilles and Jayde Riviere formed the back line. Desiree Scott, Quinn, and Jessie Fleming started in midfield, with Deanne Rose, Janine Beckie, and Captain Christine Sinclair leading the attack.

Head Coach Bev Priestman made a triple substitution to begin the second half, bringing on Kailen Sheridan, Julia Grosso, and Adriana Leon in place of Stephanie Labbé, Desiree Scott and Jayde Riviere. Jordyn Huitema would replace Deanne Rose (58') Cloé Lacasse and Sophie Schmidt would replace Christine Sinclair and Quinn (77')

Starting 11

Subs

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Halftime

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Apr 08, 2022 | 47'

Women's National Team Substitution of Stephanie Labbé by Kailen Sheridan

Stephanie Labbé

Kailen Sheridan

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Apr 08, 2022 | 46'

Nigeria Substitution of Rita Chikwelu by Michelle Alozie

Rita Chikwelu

Michelle Alozie

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Apr 08, 2022 | 51'

Women's National Team goal by Jessie Fleming (assist by Deanne Rose)

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Apr 08, 2022 | 58'

Women's National Team Substitution of Deanne Rose by Jordyn Huitema

Deanne Rose

Jordyn Huitema

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Apr 08, 2022 | 60'

Nigeria Substitution of Onome Ebi by Amanda Mbadi

Onome Ebi

Amanda Mbadi

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Apr 08, 2022 | 70'

Women's National Team Substitution of Chiamaka Nnadozie by Tochukwu Oluehi

Chiamaka Nnadozie

Tochukwu Oluehi

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Apr 08, 2022 | 72'

Women's National Team goal by Vanessa Gilles (assist by Jordyn Huitema)

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Apr 08, 2022 | 78'

Women's National Team Substitution of Christine Sinclair by Cloé Lacasse

Christine Sinclair

Cloé Lacasse

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Apr 08, 2022 | 79'

Women's National Team Substitution of Quinn by Sophie Schmidt

Quinn

Sophie Schmidt

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Apr 08, 2022 | 83'

Nigeria Substitution of Glory Ogbonna by Peace Efih

Glory Ogbonna

Peace Efih

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Apr 08, 2022 | FT

Match ended, final score: 2 - 0

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