Canada Women’s National Soccer Team: History of Achievements

Canada women’s national soccer team lost to the USA by 2-0 in its first international appearance in the year 1986. The first FIFA world cup for Women’s Soccer took place in the year 1991 in China, but the Canadian women’s soccer team did not qualify as they lost to the USA again in the qualifying round by a margin of 5 goals to nil, in the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football). Women’s Gold Cup was held in Haiti in the same year, 1991. But, nevertheless, and without a shade of doubt, the Canadian Women’s Soccer team have come a long way and have improved by leaps and bound in the last 25 years since their inception.

Christine Margaret Sinclair, the captain of the team, had a huge role to play in shaping the women’s soccer team as she is, today, considered as the most complete player in Canadian Women’s football team. She has herself scored around 184 goals and is the only player in the current team to have played 4 FIFA Women’s world cup. She was instrumental in getting her team a semi-final berth for the first time, in the 2003 world cup, played in the USA where they finished in fourth.

The following results sum up the achievements of the Canada women’s national soccer team till date:-

1991-RUNNERS-UP-CONCACAF CHAMPIONSHIP

1998-CHAMPIONS-CONCACAF CHAMPIONSHIP

2002-RUNNERS-UP-CONCACAF CHAMPIONSHIP

2003-4TH PLACE-FIFA WORLD CUP WOMEN’S SOCCER

2003-RUNNERS-UP-PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2006-RUNNERS-UP-CONCACAF CHAMPIONSHIP

2008-CHAMPIONS-CYPRUS CUP

2009-RUNNERS-UP-CYPRUS CUP

2010-CHAMPIONS-CONCACAF CHAMPIONSHIP

2010-CHAMPIONS-CYPRUS CUP

2010-CHAMPIONS-IWFT, PLAYED IN BRAZIL EVERY YEAR

2011-CHAMPIONS-PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2011-CHAMPIONS-CYPRUS CUP

2012-RUNNERS-UP-CYPRUS CUP

2012-3RD PLACE-OLYMPIC GAMES

2013-RUNNERS-UP-CYPRUS CUP

2015-RUNNERS-UP-CYPRUS CUP

2015-QUARTERFINAL-FIFA WORLD CUP WOMEN’S SOCCER

2015-RUNNERS-UP-IWFT, PLAYED IN BRAZIL EVERY YEAR

2016-CHAMPIONS-ALGARVE CUP

2016-3RD PLACE-OLYMPIC GAMES

2017-RUNNERS-UP-ALGARVE CUP

As you can see, there is marked improvement in their performance over the years. Hope it continues.

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