Canada women's national soccer team
|Association||Canadian Soccer Association|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)|
|Head coach||Bev Priestman|
|Most caps||Christine Sinclair (304)|
|Top scorer||Christine Sinclair (187)|
|Current||6 2 (August 20, 2021)|
|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||Fourth place (2003)|
|CONCACAF Women's Championship|
|Appearances||9 (first in 1991)|
|Best result||Champions (1998, 2010)|
|Appearances||4 (first in 2008)|
|Best result||Gold: (2020)|
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).
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 Olympic gold medallists, two-time CONCACAF Women's Championship winners, and two-time Olympic bronze medallists 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.
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The Canada women's team played its first international match 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 hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, where they reached the quarterfinals. The Canadian team won the bronze medal at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, and its best finish in any major global tournament was its gold medal victory at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Captain Christine Sinclair has been called the "backbone" of the Canadian national team, earning her 250th cap in 2016, while ranking first 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."
Results and fixtures
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Lose Void or postponed Fixture
|February 18 SheBelieves Cup||United States||1–0||Canada||Orlando, United States|
||Report||Stadium: Exploria Stadium|
Referee: Francia González (Mexico)
|February 21 SheBelieves Cup||Argentina||0–1||Canada||Orlando, United States|
||Stadium: Exploria Stadium|
Referee: Tori Penso (United States)
|February 24 SheBelieves Cup||Canada||0–2||Brazil||Orlando, United States|
|16:00 ET||Report||Stadium: Exploria Stadium|
Referee: Danielle Chesky (United States)
|April 9 Friendly||Wales||0–3||Canada||Cardiff, Wales|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Leckwith Stadium|
Referee: Kirsty Dowle
|April 13 Friendly||England||0–2||Canada||Stoke-on-Trent, England|
|19:15||Report||Stadium: Bet365 Stadium|
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)
|June 11 Friendly||Canada||0–0||Czech Republic||Cartagena, Spain|
|11:00 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Estadio Cartagonova|
|July 14 Pre-Olympic training||Netherlands||3–3||Canada||Japan|
|July 21 Olympics GS||Japan||1–1||Canada||Sapporo, Japan|
||Stadium: Sapporo Dome|
|July 24 Olympics GS||Chile||1–2||Canada||Sapporo, Japan|
||Stadium: Sapporo Dome|
|July 27 Olympics GS||Canada||1–1||Great Britain||Kashima, Japan|
||Report||Stadium: Kashima Stadium|
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
|July 30 Olympics QF||Canada||0–0 (a.e.t.)|
|17:00||Report||Stadium: Miyagi Stadium|
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
|August 2 Olympics SF||United States||0–1||Canada||Kashima, Japan|
|Report||Stadium: Kashima Stadium|
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
|August 6 Olympics F||Sweden||1–1 (a.e.t.)|
||Report||Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama|
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
- The following table shows Canada's all-time official international record per opponent:
- As of April 10, 2021
|Republic of Ireland||1||1||0||0||2||1||+1||100.00||UEFA|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||1||1||0||0||11||0||+11||100.00||CONCACAF|
|Trinidad and Tobago||8||8||0||0||35||0||+35||100.00||CONCACAF|
|Head coach||Bev Priestman|
|Assistant coach||Richie Kyle|
|Assistant coach||Melissa Tancredi|
|Goalkeeper coach||Michael Norris|
|Performance analyst||Jasmine Mander|
- The following 22 players were named to the squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
- Caps and goals are current as of July 24, 2021 after the match against Sweden.
- 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||Sabrina D'Angelo||May 11, 1993||8||0||Vittsjö GIK||v. Brazil; June 14, 2021|
|GK||Rylee Foster||August 13, 1998||0||0||Liverpool||v. England, April 13, 2021|
|DF||Jade Rose||February 12, 2003||2||0||Super REX Ontario||v. Brazil; June 14, 2021|
|DF||Bianca St. Georges||July 28, 1997||1||0||Chicago Red Stars||v. Brazil; June 14, 2021|
|DF||Lindsay Agnew||March 31, 1995||15||0||North Carolina Courage||v. England, April 13, 2021|
|MF||Jordyn Listro||August 10, 1995||2||0||Kansas City||v. Brazil; June 14, 2021|
|MF||Sarah Stratigakis||March 7, 1999||6||1||Michigan Wolverines||v. Brazil; June 14, 2021|
|MF||Samantha Chang||July 13, 2000||1||0||South Carolina Gamecocks||v. England, April 13, 2021|
|MF||Diana Matheson||April 6, 1984||206||19||Kansas City||2021 SheBelieves Cup PRE|
|MF||Victoria Pickett||August 12, 1996||0||0||Kansas City||2021 SheBelieves Cup PRE|
|FW||Cloé Lacasse||July 7, 1993||0||0||Benfica||v. Brazil; June 14, 2021|
|FW||Jenna Hellstrom||April 2, 1995||4||0||KIF Örebro||v. England, April 13, 2021|
|FW||Olivia Smith||August 5, 2004||2||0||Super REX Ontario||2021 SheBelieves Cup PRE|
- ALT = Alternate
- PRE = Preliminary squad
Bold players are still active.
- As of August 6, 2021
Most capped players
Most clean sheets (five or more)
FIFA Women's World Cup
|FIFA Women's World Cup record|
|1991||Did not qualify|
|2019||Round of 16||11/24||4||2||0||2||4||3|
|2023||To be determined|
|Summer Olympics record|
|1996||Did not qualify|
CONCACAF Women's Championship
|CONCACAF Women's Championship record|
|2014||Did not participate|
Pan American Games
|Pan American Games record|
|SheBelieves Cup record|
|2021||Third Place||3||1||0||2||1||3||Bev Priestman|
FIFA World Ranking
Last update was on June 25, 2021 Source:
Best Ranking Worst Ranking Best Mover Worst Mover
|Canada's FIFA World Ranking History|
- National teams
- Canada women's national soccer team
- Canada women's national under-20 soccer team
- Canada women's national under-17 soccer team
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