Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will welcome Brazil to Ottawa on 2 September for an International Friendly ahead of Canada’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ qualification campaign set for October at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championships. Canada, ranked fifth in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings, will play the 2016 Rio Olympic hosts, ranked seventh, at 2pm ET on Sunday 2 September at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa.
“Canada Soccer is thrilled to be returning to the nation’s capital with our Women’s National Team to play Brazil, who we faced in the Bronze Medal match at the 2016 Rio Olympics,” said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer General Secretary. “Ottawa has always supported this team, as they did in 2016 when over twenty thousand fans came out to send them of to Rio, and we are confident we’ll have an excellent crowd again for this rematch.”
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team last match against Brazil saw Canada defeat the home side at Rio 2016 Olympic Games to take the Olympic Bronze Medal. Canada’s back-to-back podium finishes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games earned them the distinction of becoming the first Canadian team to win back-to-back Summer Olympic medals since 1908, and the first-ever women’s Canadian team to repeat on the podium. Canada also faced Brazil in Toronto and Ottawa ahead of the Rio Olympics, splitting the series 1-1, including Canada’s send-off final match in Ottawa which saw the home team defeat Brazil 1-0, with Janine Beckie scoring in the 90th minute to secure the win in front of 23,588 fans TD Place.
“Bringing Brazil to Canada for this match in September is an extremely important opportunity for us as we prepare for the Concacaf Women’s Championship in October,” said Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller. “Brazil is an incredibly challenging team, with a wealth of talent, so having the opportunity to play them ahead of our FIFA Women’s World Cup™ qualification campaign will give us a good opportunity to test ourselves against another top ten team, while facing an opponent that will bring a different style of play than our most recent European opponents, which is something we expect we will face in the Concacaf Championships as well.”
Since the 2016 Rio Olympics, Canada has played 18 matches, 11 of which have been against European sides, and recorded ten wins, two ties and six losses. Six of those matches have been against teams ranked in the top ten in the world, including a tie against the USA ranked #1 in Vancouver in November 2017.
“Our focus since 2016 has been on playing the world’s top teams as we ready ourselves for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next year, but first we must qualify through the Concacaf Women’s Championship tournament, which presents a different set of challenges,” said Heiner-Møller. “We anticipate facing teams with a different style of play and a different level of intensity, so facing Brazil as a preparatory match will give us some good insight into what we need to work on in the final push of our qualification campaign.”
While the United States and Canada are already seeded into Group A and Group B at the Concacaf Women’s Championships respectively, the Central American Zone and Caribbean Zone qualification for the Concacaf Women’s Championship will conclude on 2 September, the same day Canada faces Brazil in Ottawa.
Canada v Brazil Recent Results
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|2016-08-19||São Paulo, BRA||Women’s Olympic Football Tournament||CAN WNT||2 – 1||BRA||Arena Corinthians||39,718|
|2016-06-07||Ottawa, ON, CAN||Women’s International Friendly||CAN WNT||1 – 0||BRA||TD Place||23,588|
|2016-06-04||Toronto, ON, CAN||Women’s International Friendly||CAN WNT||0 – 2||BRA||BMO Field||28,604|
|2016-03-09||Lagos, POR||Algarve Women’s Cup||CAN WNT||2 – 1||BRA||Estádio Municipal da Bela Vista||300|
|2015-12-20||Natal, BRA||Women’s International Tournament||CAN WNT||1 – 3||BRA||Arena das Dunas||10,643|
|2015-12-16||Natal, BRA||Women’s International Tournament||CAN WNT||1 – 2||BRA||Arena das Dunas|
|2013-12-18||Brasilia, BRA||Women’s International Tournament||CAN WNT||0 – 0||BRA||Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha||4,000|
|2012-07-17||Savièse, SUI||Women’s International Friendly||CAN WNT||1 – 2||BRA||Stade St-Germain||2,000|
|2012-03-24||Foxborough, MA, USA||Women’s International Friendly||CAN WNT||2 – 1||BRA||Gillette Stadium||3,000|
|2011-10-27||Guadalajara, MEX||Pan American Games||CAN WNT||1 – 1||BRA||Estadio Omnilife||10,000|
|2011-10-22||Guadalajara, MEX||Pan American Games||CAN WNT||0 – 0||BRA||Estadio Omnilife||10,000|
|2010-12-19||São Paulo, BRA||Women’s International Tournament||CAN WNT||2 – 2||BRA||Estádio do Pacaembu||17,264|
|2010-12-15||São Paulo, BRA||Women’s International Tournament||CAN WNT||0 – 0||BRA||Estádio do Pacaembu||3,986|
|2008-07-10||Toronto, ON, CAN||Women’s International Friendly||CAN WNT||1 – 1||BRA||BMO Field||13,554|
|2007-07-20||Rio, BRA||Pan American Games||CAN WNT||0 – 7||BRA||Estadio Maracana|
|2006-11-01||Changwon, KOR||Women’s International Tournament||CAN WNT||4 – 2||BRA||Changwon, KOR|
|2003-07-20||Ottawa, ON, CAN||Women’s International Friendly||CAN WNT||2 – 1||BRA||TD Place||18,000|
|2003-07-17||Montréal, QC, CAN||Women’s International Friendly||CAN WNT||2 – 1||BRA||Stade Molson||12,245|
|1999-06-03||Portland, OR, USA||Women’s International Friendly||CAN WNT||2 – 4||BRA||Portland, OR, USA|
|1996-07-04||SD, USA||Women’s International Friendly||CAN WNT||1 – 2||BRA||SD, USA|