Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team are set to take on Argentina on Thursday 6 October and Morocco on Monday 10 October at the International Football Festival in Cádiz, Spain. The festival acts as a stepping stone in preparation for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia/ New Zealand 2023™
Canada looks to build on its two wins against a highly-rated Australian side that featured forward Adriana Leon score three goals across the two games. Head coach Bev Priestman said that Leon’s performance and goal-scoring consistency are something that can’t be ignored.
“I get excited, I think the fans get excited,” said Priestman. “She’s different, she brings something different to the team.”
Argentina and Morocco are anticipated to play more defensively, a contrast to the playing style of previous opponents Australia. However, the change in competition simulates the various opponents and playing styles Canada may face at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Priestman said she will also use this international break to help evaluate Canada’s squad depth. Evelyne Veins, who plays for Swedish team Damallsvenskan club Kristianstads, makes her way back to the roster after just missing the September camp.
“[Evelyne] is a number nine scoring with confidence [right now],” said Priestman. “All credit to Evelyne … I’m really excited to have [her] back and she’s worked really hard to get to where she’s got.”
Three NCAA players in Jade Rose, Simi Awujo and Zoe Burns were selected for the October camp. Priestman credited Awujo’s and Burn’s performance from the previous international break and said Rose did well to fill in for injured starters.
“You have the future in Jade Rose,” said Priestman. “She went in and had an incredible performance [against Australia] … She needs to do nothing different and just be Jade Rose.”
Canada’s October matches will be broadcast live on OneSoccer, available as a linear channel on Telus’s Optik TV (Channel 980) as well as online at OneSoccer.ca, through the OneSoccer app and on the fuboTV Canada platform. The Thursday match kicks off at 13.30 ET / 10.30 PT (19.30 local) while the Monday match kicks off at 10.30 ET / 07.30 PT (16.30 local). Fans will find extended coverage for the matches across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANWNT.
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CANADA SOCCER’S WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Canada are Olympic champions (Tokyo 2020), two-time bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016), and two-time Concacaf champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in seven consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2019) and four consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2021). At Tokyo 2020, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team became the first Canadian team to win three consecutive medals at the Summer Olympic Gam
es and just the third nation in the world to win three medals in women’s soccer.
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won four Concacaf youth titles: the 2004 and 2008 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship, the 2010 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, and the 2014 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all seven editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish at Uruguay 2018).