Canada to open against Korea Republic, France and Nigeria at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022

U-20 Women’s World Cup Preview

Canada will begin their FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup journey with their first group stage match against Korea Republic on Thursday 11 August. Canada’s 21-player squad, led by U-20 coach Cindy Tye, will compete amongst the 16 nations participating at the biennial youth international tournament from 10 to 28 August in Costa Rica. Canada are in Group C with future matches against France on Sunday 14 August and then Nigeria on Wednesday 17 August.

“We know that the experience of competing and being exposed to different styles of play is critical for our young players development,” said Cindy Tye, Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-20 National Team Coach. “It will be a great opportunity for this age group to be tested on the international stage and we can’t wait to get started.”

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All of Canada’s matches will be broadcast live on TSN and RDS. Beyond the group phase, the Quarter-Finals are 20 and 21 August, the Semi-Finals are 25 August, and both the Match for Third Place and Final. Fans will find extended coverage for the Canadian Championship across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #canw20.

Canada qualified for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup earlier this year by finishing in third place at the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic. Across seven matches in just over two weeks, Canada posted six wins and one loss with 32 goals scored and just one goal conceded in seven international matches against Concacaf competition.

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).

1- GK- Anna Karpenko | USA / Harvard University
2- M- Zoe Burns | USA / University of Southern California
3- FB- Mia Pante | USA / Texas A&M University
4- CB- Jade Rose | USA / Harvard University
5- CB- Annika Leslie | USA / West Virginia University
6- CB- Zara Chavoshi | USA / Wake Forest University
7- F- Florianne Jourde | CAN / NDC-CDN Québec
8- M- Sonia Walk | USA / Boston College
9- F- Miya Grant-Clavijo | USA / Brown University
10- M- Nikayla Small | USA / Wake Forest University
11- F- Kaila Novak | USA / UCLA
12- CB- Vivianne Bessette | USA / University of South Florida
13- M- Simi Awujo | USA / University of Southern California
14- CB- Brooklyn Courtnall | USA / University of Southern California
15- FB- Élisabeth Tsé | USA / Southern Methodist University
16- M- Keera Melenhorst | USA / University of Pittsburgh
17- W- Holly Ward | USA / University of Texas
18- M- Olivia Smith | USA / Florida State University
19- F- Serita Thurton | USA / University of South Florida
20- GK- Sierra Giorgio | USA / Syracuse University
21- GK- Coralie Lallier | CAN / NDC-CDN Québec

Group C / Groupe C:
Canada, France, Nigeria, Korea Republic / République du Corée
2022-08-11 | CAN v KOR – 20.00 local (22.00 ET / 19.00 PT)
2022-08-14 | FRA v CAN – 20.00 local (22.00 ET / 19.00 PT)
2022-08-17 | NGA v CAN – 20.00 local (22.00 ET / 19.00 PT)

FIFA U-19 / U-20 (Fém.)
Costa Rica 2022
Papua New Guinea 2016 15th / 15e (16 nations)
Canada 2014 6th / 6e
Japan 2012 11th / 11e
Chile 2008 11th / 11e
Russia 2006 10th / 10e
Thailand 2004 5th / 5e
Canada 2002 2nd / 2e (12 nations)

FIFA U-17 (Fém.)
Uruguay 2018 4th / 4e (16 nations)
Jordan 2016 9th / 9e
Costa Rica 2014 8th / 8e
Azerbaijan 2012 7th / 7e
Trinidad & Tobago 2010 10th / 10e
New Zealand 2008 7th / 7e

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