Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team have announced their squad for the 2023 SheBelieves Cup which runs from 16 to 22 February with three matches in three cities across USA. All four nations competing in this year’s tournament are preparing for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023: Canada, Brazil, Japan and the hosts USA.
All of Canada’s matches will be broadcast live on OneSoccer, available as a linear channel on Telus’s Optik TV (Channel 980) as well as online at OneSoccer.ca, through the OneSoccer app and on the fuboTV Canada platform. Fans will find extended coverage for the matches across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANWNT.
“Every camp we have, it becomes more and more difficult to select a roster, which speaks to the quality in the squad,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “With some core players still out with long-term injuries, it provides us with a great opportunity to explore more talent against top World Cup opposition.”
Canada’s first match will be against the hosts USA on Thursday 16 February in Orlando, FL at 19.00 local (19.00 ET / 16.00 PT). Following their opening match, Canada will then face Brazil on Sunday 19 February in Nashville, TN at 17.30 local (18.30 ET / 15.30 PT) and Japan on Wednesday 22 February in Frisco, TX at 17.00 local (15.00 ET / 13.00 PT).
Canada and USA are reigning and former Olympic champions while both USA and Japan are former FIFA World Cup champions and Brazil are former FIFA World Cup and Olympic runners up.
This will mark the second time in three years that Canada takes part in the SheBelieves Cup. Canada previously took part in the tournament in February 2021 in the buildup to the Olympic Games, with champion coach Bev Priestman making her international debut as Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s Head Coach. In the 2021 tournament, Canada lost 0:1 to USA, won 1:0 over Argentina, and lost 0:2 to Brazil. Canada lost only one more match for the rest of the year, finishing 2021 with seven wins and seven draws in 17 international matches to go along with an Olympic Gold Medal.
SHEBELIEVES CUP / COUPE SHEBELIEVES
2023-02-16 USA v CAN 19.00 local (19.00 ET / 16.00 PT).
2023-02-19 CAN v BRA 17.30 local (18.30 ET / 15.30 PT)
2023-02-22 JPN v CAN 15.00 local (16.00 ET / 13.00 PT)
Hub Page / Page Hub :https://canadasoccer.com/national/camps/?camp_id=1612
GK- Sabrina D’Angelo | ENG / Arsenal FC
GK- Lysianne Proulx | POR / SCU Torreense
GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / San Diego Wave FC
CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | ENG / Chelsea FC
CB- Vanessa Gilles | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais
CB- Shelina Zadorsky | ENG / Tottenham Hotspur
FB- Jade Rose | USA / Harvard University
FB- Gabrielle Carle | USA / Washington Spirit
FB- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash
FB- Ashley Lawrence | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
M- Quinn | USA / OL Reign
M- Simi Awujo | USA / University of Southern California
M- Jessie Fleming | ENG / Chelsea FC
M- Julia Grosso | ITA / Juventus FC
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Houston Dash
M- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Janine Beckie | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Jordyn Huitema | USA / OL Reign
F- Cloé Lacasse | POR / SL Benfica
F- Clarissa Larisey | SWE / BK Häcken FF
F- Adriana Leon | ENG / Manchester United FC
F- Evelyne Viens | SWE / Kristianstads DFF
F – Jenna Hellstrom | FRA / Dijon FCO
Training player / Joueuse d’entraînement
FB – Sydney Collins | USA / NC Courage
Player | Pronouns | Birthyear | City in which they grew up | Notable youth clubs
Awujo, Simi | she/elle | 19 | Atlanta, GA, USA | AFC Lightning
Beckie, Janine | she/elle | 28 | Highlands Ranch, CO, USA | Real Colorado
Buchanan, Kadeisha | she/elle | 27 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brams United SC
Carle, Gabrielle | she/elle | 24 | Lévis, QC, CAN | AS Chaudière-Est
Chapman, Allysha | she/elle | 34 | Courtice, ON, CAN | Darlington SC
Collins, Sydney | she/elle | 23 | Beaverton, OR, USA | Hillsboro SC
D’Angelo, Sabrina | she/elle | 29 | Welland, ON, CAN | Welland SC Wizards
Fleming, Jessie | she/elle | 24 | London, ON, CAN | Nor’West Optimist SC
Gilles, Vanessa | she/elle | 26 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa Capital United SC
Grosso, Julia | she/elle | 22 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Vancouver’s Italian Canadian SF
Hellstrom, Jenna | she/elle | 27 | Sudbury, ON, CAN | Sudburnia SC
Huitema, Jordyn | she/elle | 21 | Chilliwack, BC, CAN | Chilliwack FC
Lacasse, Cloé | she/elle | 29 | Sudbury, ON, CAN | Sudbury
Larisey, Clarissa | she/elle | 23 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa Goulbourn SC
Lawrence, Ashley | she/elle | 27 | Caledon East, ON, CAN | Brams United SC
Leon, Adriana | she/elle | 30 | Maple and King City, ON, CAN | Vaughan Azzuri
Proulx, Lysianne | she/elle | 23 | Boucherville, QC, CAN | CS Boucherville
Quinn | they/iel | 27 | Toronto, ON, CAN | North Toronto SC
Rose, Jade | she/elle | 20 | Markham, ON, CAN | Markham SC
Schmidt, Sophie | she/elle | 34 | Abbotsford, BC, CAN | Abbotsford
Sheridan, Kailen | she/elle | 27 | Whitby, ON, CAN | Pickering SC
Sinclair, Christine | she/elle | 39 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro Club Bees
St-Georges, Bianca | she/elle | 25 | St-Charles-Borommée, QC, CAN | St-Félix De Valois
Viens, Evelyne | she/elle | 26 | L’Ancienne-Lorette, QC, CAN | AS Mistral Laurentien
Zadorsky, Shelina | she/elle | 30 | Kitchener & London, ON, CAN | Kitchener SC
CANADA SOCCER’S WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Canada are Olympic champions (Tokyo 2020), 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).
FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™
This year, all four nations at the SheBelieves Cup are preparing for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023. Looking ahead to their group phase in the month of July, Canada will face Nigeria on Friday 21 July in Melbourne, Republic of Ireland on Wednesday 26 July in Perth, and co-host Australia on Monday 31 July in Melbourne.
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™ 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 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ history.
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