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Canada Soccer Reveals Women’s World Cup Roster

By on July 9, 2023 0 805 Views

On Sunday afternoon we finally got to find out the 23 players who will represent Canada at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

Let’s start in net: with no surprises we have the trio of Kailen Sheridan, Lysianne Proulx, and Sabrina D’Angelo, with Bev Priestman strongly believing Sheridan is the best keeper on the planet right now.

On defense, unfortunately due to the injury of Jayde Rose, Gabrielle Carle – who wasn’t even on the pre-camp roster – gets the call to replace her.

She is joined by Allysha Chapman from the Houston Dash, Kadeisha Buchanan who had an amazing year at Chelsea, Shelina Zadorsky from Tottenham with Vanessa Gilles, Ashely Lawrence, and Jayde Riviere, who recently signed at Manchester United.

In the midfield we have Simi Awujo (the American-born making her first-ever World Cup), Quinn, Jessie Fleming also playing at Chelsea, Sophie Schmidt (who announced it would be her final World Cup) and Julia Grosso, who was named the best midfielder in Italy while playing for Juventus in Serie A.

This means Desiree Scott, who has been a constant presence in the midfield, did not recover from her injury in time to be ready to play and won’t be at the World Cup.

Canada Christine Sinclair
Photo Credit: Audrey Magny / Canada Soccer

In the attack, we have to mention the GOAT Christine Sinclair, who will be playing her sixth World Cup and, even if it is not announced, could be her last crack at the Women’s World Cup.

Also worth noting an interesting story is 18-year-old Olivia Smith, who was named to the practice roster. She has now impressed Priestman enough to make the final roster and has been playing for Canada since the age of 15.

Evelyne Viens, who wasn’t able to make the pre-tournament camp due to her professional team in Sweden, has been on a tear scoring goals which has proved enough for Priestman too.

Deanne Rose and Nichelle Prince, who were question marks due to their respective injuries, have defied the odds and are on the roster also with Jordyn Huitema, Cloe Lacasse, and Adrianna Leon.

This means the other Canadian playing in Sweden, Clarissa Larisey, did not make the roster.

Canada is set to face Nigeria on July 20th in Melbourne in their opening group stage game before facing Ireland in Perth on the 26th and their final game against Australia on July 31st back in Melbourne.

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