Women's soccer in Canada

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Women's soccer in Canada
Governing bodySoccer Canada
National team(s)Women's national team
National competitions
International competitions
Audience records
Single match53,058[1]

Soccer is not traditionally a major mainstream sport in Canada,[2][3][4] but the sport is growing especially in places like Nova Scotia.[5] Up to 85,000 girls participate in soccer, which is 41% of all youth in the country.[6][7] The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was hosted in Canada.[8][9]

Senior Team[edit]

The senior women's national soccer team's best achievement is gaining a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, defeating France 1-0.[10] The national team enjoys greater mainstream support than their male counterparts.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ramsay, Caley. "Attendance record set in Edmonton for FIFA Women's World Cup opening match".
  2. ^ "Women's soccer growing in popularity". Toronto. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  3. ^ "World Cup proves Canada not just a hockey nation - Sportsnet.ca". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Women's soccer takes main stage". Canada.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  5. ^ "Girls' participation in soccer way up". CBC News. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  6. ^ "Women's soccer takes main stage". Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  7. ^ Hall, M. Ann (19 November 2017). "The Girl and the Game: A History of Women's Sport in Canada, Second Edition". University of Toronto Press. Retrieved 19 November 2017 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "Growing women's soccer in Canada after the World Cup". Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  9. ^ Ghonaim, Hala. "Girls soccer in Canada: from small beginnings to hosting the Women's World Cup". Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  10. ^ Jeff Blair. "Canadian women's soccer team gets Olympic bronze medals". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  11. ^ "Why the Canadian women's soccer team is more popular than the men's team". Retrieved 19 November 2017.