Canada completes April window with loss to France


Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team completed the April FIFA International Window with 2:1 loss to France at the Stade Marie-Marvingt in Le Mans. Grace Geyoro and Léa Le Garrec had the goals for France who led 2-0 before forward Jordyn Huitema scored Canada’s lone goal in the 71st minute. Defender Sydney Collins earned her first “A” International cap for Canada when she came into the match in the 76th minute. 

The match completed a critical preparation camp for Canada on the journey to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ with the game marking 100 days countdown to this summers’ showcase event.

“I’m so glad we’re learning these lessons now, because to climb you have to learn,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “We’ve got a top group ahead of us and that’s why we chose to play top 10 teams to test ourselves and learn. I see the bigger picture and have every belief that come the world cup and a strong 23 player squad we will be ready.”


CAN 1 : 2 FRA
2023-04-11 Le Mans, France
Stade Marie-Marvingt att.14,201
Referee / Arbitre : Sandra Bastos (Andreia Sousa, Irmgard Van Meirvenne, Sala Alves) 

Goals / Buts
FRA 51′ Grace Geyoro (head / tête) 1-0 (a.Delphine Cascarino)
FRA 64′ Léa Le Garrec (left foot / pied gauche) 2-0 (Interception)
CAN 71′ Jordyn Huitema (left foot / pied gauche) 2-1 (Interception) 

CANADA –  1 GK Kailen Sheridan; 10 Ashley Lawrence (26 Clarissa Larisey 76′), 25 Jade Rose, 14 Vanessa Gilles, 2 Allysha Chapman (8 Jayde Riviere 53′), 7 Julia Grosso (28 Simi Awujo 53′), 9 Jordyn Huitema (24 Evelyne Viens 76′),12 Christine Sinclair (20 Cloe Lacasse 63′), 13 Sophie Schmidt,17 Jessie Fleming,19 Adriana Leon (31 Sydney Collins 76′). Coach / Entraîneure Bev Priestman. Unused substitutes / substituts non utilisés: 18 GK Sabrina D’Angelo, 22 Lysianne Proulx; 21 Gabrielle Carle, 23 Bianca St-Georges, 27 Sura Yekka, 29 Marie-Yasmine Alidou.

Performance of the Match / Performance du match:
Jessie Fleming

Canada’s schedule begins with Nigeria on Friday 21 July in Melbourne, continues with Republic of Ireland on Wednesday 26 July in Perth, and finishes with Australia on Monday 31 July in Melbourne. Matches will be broadcast live on TSN and RDS.  Fans will find extended coverage for the matches across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANWNT.

Following the group phase, the Round of 16 will be Monday 7 August in Brisbane or Sydney, the Quarter-Finals will be Saturday 12 August in Brisbane or Sydney, the Semi-Finals will be Wednesday 16 August in Sydney, and the Final will be Sunday 20 August also in Sydney.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™, which will be held from 20 July 2023 to 20 August 2023, will see 30 nations join the hosts Australia and New Zealand who have already qualified for the biggest tournament in the world. The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be a tournament of firsts. In 2023, fans will see 32 nations playing 64 matches across nine host cities in Australia and New Zealand for the first time in Women’s World Cup history.

Canada are Olympic champions (Tokyo in 2021), two-time bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016), and two-time Concacaf champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in seven consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2019) and four consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2021). At Tokyo 2020, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team became the first Canadian team to win three consecutive medals at the Summer Olympic Games and just the third nation in the world to win three medals in women’s soccer.

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won four Concacaf youth titles: the 2004 and 2008 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship, the 2010 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, and the 2014 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all seven editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish at Uruguay 2018).

Schedule & Results

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