Captain Sinclair, Canadian teammate Lawrence back for Brazil women’s friendlies


Canada head coach Bev Priestman has known as up three members of the nationwide under-17 group to affix her squad for a two-game sequence in Brazil within the November worldwide window.

It’s the primary senior invitations for fullback Ella Ottey and forwards Amanda Allen and Annabelle Chukwu. All three have been amongst Canada’s prime performers on the latest FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India, the place the younger Canadians did not make the knockout spherical after going 0-1-2 in pool play.

The seventh-ranked Canadian ladies, who’re constructing in the direction of subsequent 12 months’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, are using a four-game win streak forward of the friendlies towards No. 9 Brazil on Nov. 11 in Santos and Nov. 15 in Sao Paulo.

“The group is happy to get back collectively once more for one final push of 2022 towards a prime group,” Priestman mentioned in an announcement. “With among the roster realities it offers us with a chance to ask and assess some younger expertise who lately represented Canada on the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

“2022 has actually given me the chance to develop squad depth for 2023 and 2024, which is implausible and precisely what we all know helps groups achieve success in event soccer.”

Captain Christine Sinclair and fullback Ashley Lawrence return after lacking the final Canada camp in October.

The 39-year-old Sinclair led the Portland Thorns to the National Women’s Soccer League title on Saturday in a 2-0 win over fellow Canadian Desiree Scott and the Kansas City Current.

Sinclair and Scott are two of the eight NWSL gamers within the 25-player Canadian squad.

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Unavailable for the November camp are Janine Beckie (Portland), Vanessa Gilles (Olympique Lyonnais, France), Deanne Rose (Reading, England), Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Simi Awujo and Zoe Burns (USC) and Jayde Riviere (University of Michigan).

Both Canada and Brazil have certified for subsequent 12 months’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Canada has an 8-9-9 file towards Brazil since they first met in 1996.

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The most up-to-date assembly was on the Tokyo Olympics the place the Canadians prevailed 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the quarter-final sport completed knotted at 0-0. Canada additionally downed Brazil 2-1 within the bronze-medal sport on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The Canadian ladies are 10-2-3 this 12 months and have gained 4 straight since shedding 1-0 to the U.S. within the remaining of the CONCACAF W Championship in Mexico in July.

Canada defeated Australia 1-0 and 2-1 in September in Brisbane and Sydney, respectively. Last month, it beat Argentina 2-0 and Morocco 4-0, with each video games in Spain.

Canada roster


  • Sabrina D’Angelo, Vittsjo GIK (Sweden)
  • Lysianne Proulx, SCU Torreense (Portugal)
  • Kailen Sheridan, San Diego Wave (NWSL)


  • Kadeisha Buchanan, Chelsea (England)
  • Gabrielle Carle, Kristianstads DFF (Sweden)
  • Ashley Lawrence, Paris Saint-Germain (France)
  • Marie Levasseur, Fleury FC (France)
  • Ella Ottey, National Development Centre Ontario
  • Bianca St-Georges, Chicago Red Stars (NWSL)
  • Sura Yekka, Le Havre AC (France)
  • Shelina Zadorsky, Tottenham (England).


  • Jessie Fleming, Chelsea (England)
  • Julia Grosso, Juventus (Italy)
  • Quinn, OL Reign (NWSL)
  • Sophie Schmidt, Houston Dash (NWSL)
  • Desiree Scott, Kansas City Current (NWSL)
  • Christine Sinclair (capt.), Portland Thorns (NWLS)


  • Amanda Allen, National Development Centre Ontario
  • Annabelle Chukwu, National Development Centre Ontario
  • Jordyn Huitema, OL Reign (NWSL)
  • Cloe Lacasse, SL Benfica (Portugal)
  • Clarissa Larisey, Glasgow Celtic (Scotland)
  • Adriana Leon, Manchester United (England)
  • Nichelle Prince, Houston Dash (NWSL)
  • Evelyne Viens, Kristianstads DFF (Sweden)


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