Canada score back-to-back wins during October window in Spain


Canada wrapped up their October two-match friendly series with back-to-back wins against Argentina on Thursday and Morocco on Monday 10 October. They won their first match 2:0 against Argentina with an Evelyne Viens’ shot leading to an own goal and then Cloé Lacasse’s first international goal. In te Monday 4:0 win against Morocco, Canada goals were scored by Jessie Fleming, Evelyne Viens, Janine Beckie and first-time international goalscorer Clarissa Larisey.

“There’s never an easy international game because these teams are resilient and they’ll do anything to try and make your life difficult,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Head Coach. “Going into the second half, the players coming in had a great impact. It’s getting more and more exciting as a coach when you look down your bench and, regardless of who starts or who finishes, the whole team has a contribution towards the win.”

“Our focus will be how to change things within a game when we know it’s not been great,” said Priestman. “Players were seen and that was really critical for us, particularly given some of the injuries we’ve had and moving toward the 23-player roster for the FIFA World Cup. We have to keep pushing forward and my job will be to make sure we reach the true potential of this team. I will always ask for more for this team.”


CANADA SOCCER’S WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM 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).

CAN 4 : 0 MAR
2022-10-10 Jerez de la Frontera, Spain /Espagne
OneSoccer ; Estadio Municipal de Chapín, att. 20
Referee / Arbitre : Jason Barcelo (Daniel Gordillo, Michael Macias, Lorena Gollardo)

Goals / Buts
CAN 24′ Jessie Fleming (right foot / pied droit) 1-0 (a. Evelyne Viens)
CAN 53′ Evelyne Viens (headed / tête) 2-0 (a. Sophie Schmidt)
CAN 84′ Janine Beckie (left foot / pied gauche) 3-0 (a. Sophie Schmidt)
CAN 90′ Clarissa Larisey (right foot / pied droit) 4-0 (rebound / rebondissement)

CANADA – 18 GK Sabrina D’Angelo; 23 Bianca St-Georges (26 Zoe Burns 64′), 21 Jade Rose, 3 Kadeisha Buchanan (4 Shelina Zadorsky HT), 16 Janine Beckie, 11 Desiree Scott capt., 5 Quinn (13 Sophie Schmidt HT),19 Adriana Leon (15 Nichelle Prince HT),17 Jessie Fleming (28 Simi Awujo 58′), 20 Cloé Lacasse (29 Clarissa Larisey 64′), 24 Evelyne Viens. Coach / Entraîneure Bev Priestman. Unused substitutes / substituts non utilisés: 1 GK Kailen Sheridan, 22 GK Lysianne Proulx; 2 Allysha Chapman, 7 Julia Grosso, 9 Jordyn Huitema, 25 Sarah Stratigakis, 27 Sura Yekka.

Gatorade Performance of the Match / Gatorade Performance du match:
Evelyne Viens

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