|Association||Canadian Soccer Association|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)|
|Head coach||Kenneth Heiner-Møller|
|Most caps||Christine Sinclair (278)|
|Top scorer||Christine Sinclair (179)|
|Current|| 5 |
|Highest||4 (August–December 2016, June 2017, March 2018)|
|Lowest||13 (December 2005)|
(Blaine, United States; July 7, 1986)
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada; August 28, 1998)
(Dallas, United States; May 19, 1995)
(Sydney, Australia; June 2, 2000)
(Honefoss, Norway; June 19, 2001)
|Appearances||7 (first in 1995 )|
|Best result||4th place (2003)|
|CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup|
|Appearances||9 (first in 1991 )|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2008 )|
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).
French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.
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|March 7, 2018 Algarve Cup: 5th place match|| Canada ||2–0||Estômbar e Parchal, Portugal|
|9:55 EDT||Report||Stadium: Estádio Municipal da Bela Vista|
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)
|April 9, 2018 Friendly|| France ||1–0||Rennes, France|
|15:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: Roazhon Park |
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
|June 10, 2018 Friendly|| Canada ||2–3||Hamilton|
|14:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: Tim Hortons Field |
|September 2, 2018 Friendly|| Canada ||1–0||Ottawa|
|14:00 EDT|| Prince ||Stadium: TD Place Stadium |
|October 5, 2018 CONCACAF Championship Group B|| Canada ||2–0||Edinburg, United States|
|20:30 EDT|| Prince ||Report||Stadium: H-E-B Park |
Referee: Francia González Martínez
|October 8, 2018 CONCACAF Championship Group B|| Cuba ||0–12||Edinburg, United States|
|20:30 EDT||Report||Stadium: H-E-B Park |
Referee: Crystal Sobers
|October 11, 2018 CONCACAF Championship Group B|| Costa Rica ||1–3||Edinburg, United States|
|22:00 EDT|| G. Villalobos ||Report||Stadium: H-E-B Park |
Referee: Lucila Venegas Montes
|October 14, 2018 CONCACAF Championship SF|| Panama ||0–7||Frisco, United States|
|17:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: Toyota Stadium |
Referee: Odette Hamilton (Jamaica)
|January 22, 2019 Friendly|| Canada ||1–0||La Manga, Spain|
|12:00 EST|| Sinclair ||Report||Stadium: La Manga Stadium |
Referee: María Martínez (Spain)
|February 27, 2019 Algarve Cup: Group A|| Canada ||0–0||Parchal, Portugal|
|8:15 EST||Report||Stadium: Bela Vista Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia
|March 1, 2019 Algarve Cup: Group A|| Scotland ||0–1||Lagos, Portugal|
|8:15 EST||Report||Stadium: Lagos Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Sandra Braz Bastos (Portugal)
|March 6, 2019 Algarve Cup: 3rd place match|| Canada ||0–0|
|12:00 EST||Report||Stadium: Estádio Algarve |
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
|June 10, 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E|| Canada ||v||Montpellier, France|
|15:00 EDT||Stadium: Stade de la Mosson|
|June 15, 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E|| Canada ||v||Grenoble, France|
|15:00 EDT||Stadium: Stade des Alpes|
The following 23 players were named to the roster for the 2019 Algarve Cup.
Caps and goals are current as of March 6, 2019, after the match against
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Stephanie Labbé||October 10, 1986||58||0|
|18||GK||Erin McLeod||February 26, 1983||117||0|
|21||GK||Kailen Sheridan||July 16, 1995||7||0|
|2||DF||Allysha Chapman||January 25, 1989||60||1|
|3||DF||Kadeisha Buchanan||November 5, 1995||85||3|
|4||DF||Shelina Zadorsky||August 24, 1992||48||1|
|10||DF||Ashley Lawrence||June 11, 1995||72||5|
|20||DF||Shannon Woeller||January 31, 1990||20||0|
|22||DF||Lindsay Agnew||March 31, 1995||11||0|
|24||DF||Jenna Hellstrom||April 2, 1995||3||0|
|5||MF||Rebecca Quinn||August 11, 1995||46||5|
|7||MF||Julia Grosso||August 29, 2000||13||0|
|8||MF||Diana Matheson||April 6, 1984||203||18|
|11||MF||Desiree Scott||July 31, 1987||139||0|
|13||MF||Sophie Schmidt||June 28, 1988||180||18||unattached|
|14||MF||Gabrielle Carle||October 12, 1998||12||1|
|17||MF||Jessie Fleming||March 11, 1998||61||7|
|6||FW||Deanne Rose||March 3, 1999||37||8|
|9||FW||Jordyn Huitema||May 8, 2001||18||6|
|12||FW||Christine Sinclair (captain)||June 12, 1983||278||179|
|15||FW||Nichelle Prince||February 19, 1995||46||10|
|16||FW||Janine Beckie||August 20, 1994||52||24|
|19||FW||Adriana Leon||October 2, 1992||55||14|
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||5||0||vs. |
|GK||Rylee Foster||August 13, 1998||0||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|DF||Vanessa Gilles||March 11, 1996||0||0||vs. |
|DF||Jayde Riviere||January 22, 2001||1||0||vs. |
|DF||Emma Regan||January 28, 2000||1||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship|
|DF||Maya Antoine||August 8, 2001||0||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|DF||Kennedy Faulknor||June 30, 1999||4||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|MF||Amandine Pierre-Louis||February 18, 1995||0||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|MF||Jade Rose||February 12, 2003||0||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|MF||Sarah Stratigakis||March 7, 1999||2||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|MF||Danica Wu||August 13, 1992||2||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|FW||Maegan Kelly||February 19, 1992||5||0||unattached||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|FW||Kaila Novak||March 24, 2002||0||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
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