Canada’s roster ruled out an injured Janine Beckie, but will wait until the last minute to bring in Nichelle Prince and Desiree Scott for the World Cup.
The teams that have already confirmed their rosters for the 2023 Women’s World Cup have been on the rise in recent weeks. The trainers of the 32 teams present in the planetary event are already working to show good performance in it.
Canada is one of them. This Thursday their coach Bev Priestman confirmed a list of 25 players, which will be reduced to 23 on 9 July. The idea is to start the training cycle straight away in Australia, so they will head to the Gold Coast city on June 28.
In addition, preparations are being made for a friendly against England on 14 July behind closed doors. It will take place in the city of Melbourne on July 20 at 10:30 pm, a week before their debut in the 2023 Women’s World Cup against Nigeria.
“With camp just a few weeks away, I am very excited to name this team and see what this team can bring to the table as we get closer to the Women’s World Cup. Putting this list together took some incredibly difficult decisions and conversations; I think that says a lot about how competitive and exciting the group is,” Priestman said.
The coach also lamented the injuries suffered by part of Canada’s regular squad. Janine Beckie is perhaps the most sensitive casualty to have suffered an ACL cut. Despite the fact that Nichelle Prince and Desiree Scott are still injured, they were called up and would wait for them until the last day. Both footballers will be ruled out in the absence of a medical discharge.
Goalkeepers: Sabrina D’Angelo (Arsenal), Licien Proulx (SCU Torrance), Kellen Sheridan (San Diego Wave)
Defenders: Kadisha Buchanan (Chelsea), Vanessa Giles (Olympic de Lyon), Shelina Zadorsky (Tottenham), Jade Rose (Harvard University), Alyssa Chapman (Houston Dash), Ashley Lawrence (PSG), Jade Riviere (Manchester United).
Mid: Quinn (OL Reign), Marie-Yasmine Aliado D’Anjou (Familicao), Simi Ajujo (USC), Jesse Fleming (Chelsea), Julia Grosso (Juventus), Sophie Schmidt (Houston Dash), Desiree Scott (Kansas City Current ) ).
Forwards: Jordin Huitema (OL Reign), Chloe Lacasse (Benfica), Clarissa Larisse (BK Hacken), Adriana Leon (Portland Thorns), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns), Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash), Dean Rose (Reading) and Evelyn Vienna (Kristianstadt).