Women’s World Cup 2023: Veteran Sinclair Leads 23-Player Canadian Squad

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The 40-year-old Sinclair will be backed up by six newcomers including 18-year-old Olivia Smith, who has made just two appearances for the senior team.

Christine Sinclair will travel to her sixth Women’s World Cup as she leads a 23- player Canadian team named on Sunday that’s empty to make on its advance Olympic gold.

Three- times Canadian Player of the Year Kadeisha Buchanan and her Chelsea platoon mate Jessie Fleming, who was named Canada’s top player in 2021 and 2022, are among the stagers named along with midfielder Sophie Schmidt in her fifth World Cup.

The event kicks off on July 20 in Australia and New Zealand.

“Every single person has given their all to make this team. It’s a great blend of stagers, educated and new players who can all bring commodity different this summer, ” trainer Bev Priestman said in a statement.

Sinclair, who holds the transnational thing- scoring record (190), is formerly a Canadian great with 323 transnational appearances. She hopes to come the first player to score in six different World Mugs.

The 40- time-old will be backed up by six beginners including 18- time-old Olivia Smith, who has made just two appearances for the elderly platoon.

The average age of the team is 27, Canadian Soccer said.

Canada is ranked seventh in the world and left Tokyo with gold orders around its neck two times agone but the run up to the event has been far from smooth with crucial players, including forward Janine Beckie, sidelined due to injury.

Sweden excluded Canada in the last 16 in France four times agone.

“I ’m naturally devastated for the players who have missed out, especially due to injuries, but I know every player will be with us on our trip and have been vital in getting us to this point, ” said Priestman.

The players have also been locked in a pay disagreement with their confederation, blacking a February practice and at one point hanging to swap the four- platoon event.

Canada kicks off its World Cup against Nigeria on July 21 in Group B. Know More Latest Women’s Football News…

Goalkeepers: Kailen Sheridan (San Diego Wave FC), Sabrina D’Angelo (Arsenal FC), Lysianne Proulx (SCU Torreense)

Defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan (Chelsea), Vanessa Gilles (Olympique Lyonnais), Shelina Zadorsky (Tottenham Hotspur), Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Ashley Lawrence (Paris Saint-Germain), Jayde Riviere (Manchester United), Gabrielle Carle (Washington Spirit)

Midfielders: Quinn (OL Reign), Simi Awujo (University of Southern California), Jessie Fleming (Chelsea), Julia Grosso(Juventus), Sophie Schmidt (Houston Dash)

Forwards: Jordyn Huitema (OL Reign), Cloe Lacasse (Benfica), Adriana Leon (Portland Thorns), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns), Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash), Deanne Rose (Reading), Evelyne Viens (Kristianstads), Olivia Smith (Pennsylvania State University)

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