Canada will face England as preparations for Olympic Games continues

Canada will face England at Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday 13 April

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will continue their preparations for this summer’s Olympic Games with a Tuesday international friendly match against England. The Canadian squad are looking to build on the positive momentum from a 3:0 win over Wales this past Friday in Cardiff, Wales.
 
Canada will face England at Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday 13 April at 19.15 local, with a live broadcast on OneSoccer (14.15 ET / 11.15 PT). Throughout the April window on the FIFA Women’s International Match Calendar, Canadian fans will find extended coverage across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter featuring the social media hashtag #CANWNT.
 
“This is an exciting game for us, a great tier one test which is exactly what we need as we are building towards the Olympic Games,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “England were semi-finalists at the last two FIFA Women’s World Cups so it will be a great game to see our progression together this year, with the Olympic Games in mind. Every game I’ve ever been involved with of Canada vs England has been an exciting and challenging game for both teams and out of that I’m looking forward to seeing some great performances from this group.”
 
This will be the 14th international meeting between the two sides since they first met on 6 June 1995 in Helsingborg, Sweden when both nations took part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time. In the most recent meeting between the two nations on 5 April 2019 in Manchester, England, Canada won 1:0 after captain Christine Sinclair scored the winning goal in the 80th minute.
 
“I’m expecting a really good game, with top quality from both sides,” said Canadian fullback Ashley Lawrence. “They have players playing in the top leagues around the world. I think it’s going to be a very physical match, but also some very good soccer. It will be about us taking care of their offensive players, but also, how we can impose ourselves in the game.”
 
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team returned to the pitch in February when they took part in the sixth edition of the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, FL, USA with matches against USA, Argentina, and Brazil.  Priestman registered her first victory as Head Coach with the 1:0 win over Argentina.

OLYMPIC MEDAL WINNERS & CONCACAF CHAMPIONS
Canada are two-time Olympic 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 three consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2016). At Rio 2016, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team were the first Canadian Olympic team to win back-to-back medals at a summer Olympic Games in more than a century.
 
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 seven editions of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all six editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish at Uruguay 2018).

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