Canada women's national soccer team

Canada Women's National Soccer Team

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The Canada women's national soccer team is overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association. The team reached its all-time high of 6th in the March 2011 rankings. The team reached international prominence finishing in 4th place at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2003, losing to their archrival American team in the bronze medal match. The women's game is quite popular in Canada due to the success the team has had internationally. The Under-20 women's team (U-19 prior to 2006) is also very popular, due partly to Canada hosting the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002 and winning silver in front of 47,784 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

In the first two women's world youth championships, both with an age limit of 19 as opposed to today's 20, the Golden Boot winner was a Canadian: Christine Sinclair in 2002 and Brittany Timko in 2004. Sinclair also won the 2002 Golden Ball as tournament MVP.

In 2008, Canada qualified for its first ever Olympic women's football tournament, and finished second in their group with a 1–1–1 record. This was good enough to qualify them for the knockout stage, where they lost to the number one team in the world, the United States in the quarterfinals.

In 2010, Canada defeated Mexico for the second time in six days to win the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifier championship on Monday 8 November in Cancún, Mexico. Canadian captain Christine Sinclair’s sixth goal of the tournament in the 54th minute was enough to lead...
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