Canada WNT to face Colombia on Monday

Canada faces Colombia in Women’s International Friendly match on 9 July 2012

Canada will face Colombia in a Women’s International Friendly match this Monday 9 July 2012 in Switzerland. The match is part of preparations for both teams in advance of the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. The Monday night match kicks off a 21.00 local.

This will mark just the second international encounter between Canada and Colombia. The two sides met last October at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, with Canada coming out on top with a 2:1 victory. Defender Robyn Gayle – in her 50th international match – was the goal-scoring hero with an 88th minute volley to win the match.

From the goal out, Canada’s current squad features Karina LeBlanc and Erin McLeod as goalkeepers, Emily Zurrer, Melanie Booth, Carmelina Moscato, Robyn Gayle, Rhian Wilkinson, Candace Chapman, Marie-Eve Nault and Lauren Sesselmann as defenders, and Kaylyn Kyle, Diana Matheson, Christina Julien, Desiree Scott, Christine Sinclair, Sophie Schmidt, Melissa Tancredi, Kelly Parker, Jonelle Filigno, Brittany Timko and Chelsea Stewart from the midfield up through to the attack.

Twelve teams will compete at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament from 25 July to 9 August. Teams are split into three groups, with Great Britain, Brazil, Cameroon and New Zealand in Group E, Canada, Japan, South Africa and Sweden in Group F, and Colombia, France, Korea DPR and USA in Group G. In the London 2012 group phase, Canada will face Japan on 25 July, South Africa on 28 July, and Sweden on 31 July.

For full coverage of Canada’s road to the London 2012 Olympics, fans can follow all the news at CanadaSoccer.com. Fans are also encouraged to connect with Canada’s national teams via twitter.com/CanadaSoccerENfacebook.com/CanadaSoccerflickr.com/canadasoccer, and youtube.com/canadasoccertv.

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