Canada drawn in Group A for this summer’s Paris 2024 Olympic Games


This summer, Canada will compete in Group A at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games’ Football tournament as they look to defend their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold medal. Canada will face France, Colombia and New Zealand during the group stage in their fifth consecutive women’s football tournament participation. The tournament will run from 24 July through 10 August.

“I’m excited about this group, it’s exciting when you play some new opponents and each team presents different challenges. Canada historically has been grouped with home nations whether it be at World Cups or Olympic Games, and I think that’s always an exciting and unique experience. We are not taking anything for granted and are ready to take our preparation to the next level.”
​​- Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach

Canada will face New Zealand on Thursday 25 July, France on Sunday 28 July and Colombia on Wednesday 31 July. All three matches will be broadcast live on CBC. Fans will find extended coverage for the matches across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANWNT.

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games Football tournament will feature 12 participating nations divided into three groups. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the knockout rounds which include: the quarterfinals, semi-finals, third-place finals and finals.

Canada qualified for the Olympic Games in September 2023 after beating Jamaica across a two-match series in the 2023 Concacaf W Olympic Play-In. The second match of the series was played in front of a sold-out crowd in Toronto, the largest Women’s National Team home crowd since the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 with 29,212 fans in attendance.

Canada has successfully reached the knockout stage in all four of their previous appearances at the Olympic Games, securing two bronze medals in 2012 and 2016, and a gold medal in 2020. Canada remains the only nation to have reached the podium three consecutive times at the Women’s Olympic Football tournament in the last decade. Taking place quadrennially, previous Women’s Olympic Football tournament winners are Norway (2000), USA (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012), Germany (2016) and Canada (2020).

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).