Canada women's national soccer team
The Canada women's national soccer team (French: Équipe du Canada féminine de soccer) is overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
|Association||Canadian Soccer Association|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)|
|Head coach||Kenneth Heiner-Møller|
|Most caps||Christine Sinclair (289)|
|Top scorer||Christine Sinclair (183)|
|Current||7 (September 27, 2019)|
|Highest||4 (August–December 2016, June 2017, March 2018)|
|Lowest||13 (December 2005)|
| United States 2–0 Canada |
(Blaine, United States; July 7, 1986)
| Canada 21–0 Puerto Rico |
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada; August 28, 1998)
| United States 9–1 Canada |
(Dallas, United States; May 19, 1995)
United States 9–1 Canada
(Sydney, Australia; June 2, 2000)
Norway 9–1 Canada
(Honefoss, Norway; June 19, 2001)
|Appearances||7 (first in 1995)|
|Best result||4th place (2003)|
|CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup|
|Appearances||9 (first in 1991)|
|Best result||Champions, 1998 and 2010|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2008)|
|Best result||Bronze: 2 (2012, 2016)|
The team reached international prominence at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, losing in the bronze medal match to the United States. Canada qualified for its first Olympic women's soccer tournament in 2008, making it to the quarterfinals. Canada are two-time CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup champions, and two-time Olympic bronze medalists from London 2012 where they defeated France 1–0 in Coventry and from Rio de Janeiro 2016, after defeating hosts Brazil 2–1 in São Paulo.
A certain segment of the Canadian women's soccer fans are closely linked to the U-20 team (U-19 prior to 2006), partly due to Canada hosting the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002, a tournament in which the team won silver in front of 47,784 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. Canada also hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by England. Canada set the tournament and team record for attendance in the process, with 1,353,506 and 54,027 respectively.
- 1 History
- 2 Record
- 3 Recent schedule and results
- 4 Players
- 5 Coaching staff
- 6 Managers
- 7 Player records
- 8 All-time head to head record
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
The Canada women's team played its first international on July 7, 1986, a 2–0 away loss to the United States. The team's first major tournament was the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden, where the team achieved one draw and two losses in group play and failed to advance. Its first success in a major tournament was the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup in the United States, where Canada finished in fourth place, their first time reaching the semifinals of a major global tournament. Canada's best finish in any major global tournament was its third-place finish at both the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. Canada hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, where they reached the quarterfinals.
Captain Christine Sinclair has been called the "backbone" of the Canadian national team, earning her 250th cap in 2016, while ranking second worldwide in international goals scored by any player, man or woman. She was named Canada Soccer's female player of the year every year from 2004 to 2014, and has been nominated for FIFA's Women's World Player of the Year. Despite speculation otherwise, she confirmed in 2016 that she plans to compete in the 2019 Women's World Cup and the 2020 Olympics. She also added prior to the 2016 Olympics that "The young players coming into this Olympic squad have brought an energy and passion to our team and they have risen the bar."
|1991||Did not qualify|
|2019||Round of 16||4||2||0||2||4||3|
|1996||Did not qualify|
|2014||Did not participate|
Pan American GamesEdit
Four Nations Tournament
International Women's Football Tournament
Yongchuan International Tournament
Recent schedule and resultsEdit
|January 22, 2019 Friendly||Canada||1–0||Norway||La Manga, Spain|
|12:00 EST||Sinclair 66'||Report||Stadium: La Manga Stadium|
Referee: María Martínez (Spain)
|February 27, 2019 Algarve Cup: Group A||Canada||0–0||Iceland||Parchal, Portugal|
|8:15 EST||Report||Stadium: Bela Vista Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
|March 1, 2019 Algarve Cup: Group A||Scotland||0–1||Canada||Lagos, Portugal|
|8:15 EST||Report||Stadium: Lagos Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Sandra Braz Bastos (Portugal)
|March 6, 2019 Algarve Cup: 3rd place match||Canada||0–0|
|12:00 EST||Report||Stadium: Estádio Algarve|
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
|April 5, 2019 Friendly||England||0–1||Canada||Manchester, England|
||Stadium: Academy Stadium|
|April 8, 2019 Friendly||Nigeria||1–2||Canada||Murcia, Spain|
||Report||Stadium: Pinatar Stadium|
Referee: Marta Frías (Spain)
|May 18, 2019 Friendly||Canada||3–0||Mexico||Toronto, Ontario|
|13:00 EDT||Stadium: BMO Field|
Referee: Crystal Sobers (Trinidad and Tobago)
|May 24, 2019 Friendly||Spain||0–0||Canada||Logroño, Spain|
|13:00 EDT||Stadium: Estadio Las Gaunas|
Referee: Lizzy van der Helm (Netherlands)
|June 10, 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E||Canada||1–0||Cameroon||Montpellier, France|
||Report||Stadium: Stade de la Mosson|
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
|June 15, 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E||Canada||2–0||New Zealand||Grenoble, France|
|15:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: Stade des Alpes|
Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)
|June 20, 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E||Netherlands||2–1||Canada||Reims, France|
||Stadium: Stade Auguste-Delaune|
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
|June 24, 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup R16||Sweden||1–0||Canada||Paris, France|
||Report||Stadium: Parc des Princes|
Referee: Kate Jacewicz (Australia)
|October 6, 2019 Friendly||Japan||4–0||Canada||Shizuoka, Japan|
|01:30 EST||Report||Stadium: IAI Stadium Nihondaira|
|November 7, 2019 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament||Brazil||4–0||Canada||Yongchuan, China PR|
|03:00 EST||Report||Stadium: Yongchuan Sports Center|
Caps and goals are current as of November 10, 2019, after the match against New Zealand.
The following players were named to a squad in the last twelve months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Erin McLeod||February 26, 1983||118||0||SC Sand||v. Nigeria; April 8, 2019|
|DF||Jade Rose||February 12, 2003||0||0||Ontario REX||v. Japan, October 6, 2019|
|DF||Jenna Hellstrom||April 2, 1995||4||0||KIF Örebro||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|MF||Desiree Scott||July 31, 1987||148||0||Utah Royals FC||v. Japan, October 6, 2019|
|MF||Jessie Fleming||March 11, 1998||70||9||UCLA Bruins||v. Japan, October 6, 2019|
|MF||Diana Matheson||April 6, 1984||203||18||Utah Royals FC||v. Mexico; May 18, 2019 PRE|
|FW||Jessica De Filippo||April 20, 2001||0||0||Louisville Cardinals||v. Japan, October 6, 2019|
- PRE = Preliminary squad
|Head coach||Kenneth Heiner-Møller|
|Assistant coaches|| Andrée Jeglertz|
|Goalkeeper coach||Simon Eaddy|
Last updated: April 8, 2019
Bold players are still active.
- As of November 10, 2019.
Most clean sheets (five or more)Edit
All-time head to head recordEdit
The following table shows Canada's all-time official international record per opponent:
- As of November 13, 2019
|Republic of Ireland||1||1||0||0||2||1||+1||100.00||UEFA|
|Trinidad and Tobago||8||8||0||0||35||0||+35||100.00||CONCACAF|
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- "Key figures from the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015". FIFA. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
- Larsen, Karin (June 6, 2015). "FIFA Women's World Cup brings back bittersweet memories for Canada's 1st national female soccer players". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- Lisi, Clemente A. (2010). "The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story". Scarecrow Press. p. 131. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden 1995 - Matches - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
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- "Christine Sinclair says Rio Olympics won't be her last tournament – Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
- "Christine Sinclair gets heartfelt praise from Canadian soccer boss". Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
- "Canadian soccer icon Christine Sinclair appointed to Order of Canada". CBC Sports. June 30, 2017.
- "Christine Sinclair". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website | Team Canada | 2016 Olympic Games. September 19, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
- "Christine Sinclair headlines Canada's Olympic soccer team". Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Archived from the original on August 8, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
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- "Full Schedule & Results". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
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1994 United States
| CONCACAF Champions
1998 (First title)
2002 United States
2006 United States
| CONCACAF Champions
2010 (Second title)
2014 United States