Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will continue their preparations for this summer’s Olympic Games with a Tuesday international friendly match against England. The Canadian squad are looking to build on the positive momentum from a 3:0 win over Wales this past Friday in Cardiff, Wales.
Canada will face England at Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday 13 April at 19.15 local, with a live broadcast on OneSoccer (14.15 ET / 11.15 PT). Throughout the April window on the FIFA Women’s International Match Calendar, Canadian fans will find extended coverage across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter featuring the social media hashtag #CANWNT.
“This is an exciting game for us, a great tier one test which is exactly what we need as we are building towards the Olympic Games,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “England were semi-finalists at the last two FIFA Women’s World Cups so it will be a great game to see our progression together this year, with the Olympic Games in mind. Every game I’ve ever been involved with of Canada vs England has been an exciting and challenging game for both teams and out of that I’m looking forward to seeing some great performances from this group.”
This will be the 14th international meeting between the two sides since they first met on 6 June 1995 in Helsingborg, Sweden when both nations took part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time. In the most recent meeting between the two nations on 5 April 2019 in Manchester, England, Canada won 1:0 after captain Christine Sinclair scored the winning goal in the 80th minute.
“I’m expecting a really good game, with top quality from both sides,” said Canadian fullback Ashley Lawrence. “They have players playing in the top leagues around the world. I think it’s going to be a very physical match, but also some very good soccer. It will be about us taking care of their offensive players, but also, how we can impose ourselves in the game.”
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team returned to the pitch in February when they took part in the sixth edition of the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, FL, USA with matches against USA, Argentina, and Brazil. Priestman registered her first victory as Head Coach with the 1:0 win over Argentina.