Women's soccer in Canada
- For more in depth, albeit general information see Soccer in Canada.
|Women's soccer in Canada|
|Governing body||Soccer Canada|
|National team(s)||Women's national team|
Soccer is not traditionally a major mainstream sport in Canada, but the sport is growing especially in places like Nova Scotia. Up to 85,000 girls participate in soccer, which is 41% of all youth in the country. The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was hosted in Canada.
The senior women's national soccer team's best achievement is gaining a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, defeating France 1-0. The national team enjoys greater mainstream support than their male counterparts.
- Soccer in Canada
- Canadian Soccer Association
- National Women's Soccer League, the top U.S. women's league; the CSA is paying the league salaries of 16 Canadian national team members
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