Source: Canada Soccer
Canada Soccer have announced their official 23-player squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Unveiled with the theme “Together We Rise”, Canada’s official squad will compete in their seventh consecutive FIFA Women’s World Cup™ building on the program’s existing foundation and peaking towards the best possible performances on the world’s biggest stage.
Canada are just four years removed from a Quarter-finals finish at the record-breaking FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, played from coast to coast across Canada. That competition provided unprecedented exposure for women’s football in Canada and around the world, attracting a worldwide television audience of more than 750 million viewers. Once again in 2019, fans will be able to watch every match live in Canada on CTV and TSN.
“We are going there to win it, but we have been very good at taking things one step at a time,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women's National Team Head Coach and Women’s National EXCEL Director. “We didn’t look beyond the Algarve Cup and we didn’t look beyond matches against England or Spain; we only looked at what was right in front of us. Right now, there are three group matches in front of us and we are focused very clearly on Cameroon, New Zealand and Netherlands.”
Across eight international matches in 2019, Canada are undefeated with five wins and three draws, along with seven goals scored and just one conceded. Canada’s scoring leader is team captain Christine Sinclair who has scored four times in eight matches, leaving her just four goals back of the all-time international record.
Canada’s squad is connected, passionate, and committed to excellence at this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™. Canada qualified last October before finishing second at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship.