Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play Brazil and either China PR or New Zealand in an invitational tournament that will take place in Yongchuan, China, from 4-12 November. The matches in the November window will help Canada continue its preparation for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament which will be played in January/February 2020.
Canada will first play Brazil on 7 November at 16.00 local (3.00 ET / 00.00 PT), while the hosts China PR will take on New Zealand. The winners of both matchups will then meet in the final on 10 November at 19.00 local (6.00 ET / 3.00 PT) while the losers will play in the third-place match on the same day.
“It’s great to have these Women’s National Team matches in November as we prepare for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “The China tournament features semi-finals and a final, so we will really get that tournament feeling, but we also have the opportunity to play two good matches against high-level teams.”
So far this year, Canada have posted a record of seven wins, three draws and three losses in 13 international matches. Reaching back to September 2018, Canada’s record is 12-3-4, with three of these losses against the top three nations from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 (USA, Netherlands and Sweden). Earlier this year, Canada posted a 10-match unbeaten streak, the second longest in program history.
This will be the 21st international meeting between the Canada and Brazil since they first met in 1996. Canada won 1:0 over Brazil at TD Place in Ottawa on 2 September 2018, the most recent meeting between the two nations. Two years before, Canada defeated Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to secure back-to-back podium finishes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Canada earned the distinction of becoming the first Canadian team to win back-to-back medals at the Summer Olympic Games since 1908 as well as the first-ever women’s Canadian team to repeat on the podium.
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team faced China PR 27 times since 1988, winning 1:0 the most recent meeting, an International Friendly Match in the lead-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Canada recently defeated New Zealand 2:0 played in the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Canada have a record of seven wins, four draws and one loss in 12 international matches against New Zealand.
Canada’s roster for the November window will be announced in late October.