FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Football – Women – Gold medal match – Sweden v Canada – Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan – August 6, 2021. Coach of Canada, Bev Priestman. REUTERS / Edgar Su
November 30, 2021
(Reuters) – The Canadian Olympic champion has been added to a four-team women’s international tournament to be held next February in Britain, Canada Soccer said on Tuesday.
The invited event, which includes teams from Germany and Spain, will take place in the form of three doubles matches over seven days in a round-robin format.
Canada head coach Bev Priestman, who is gearing up for the CONCACAF Women’s Championship in July, said the opening of their 2022 season in England will provide an invaluable experience ahead of the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Zealand.
“We knew that the new 32nd FIFA Women’s World Cup would feature 11 European teams, so beating the Europeans in both the group stage and the knockout stage was something that we needed to learn to do. firmly to step onto the podium in Australia and New Zealand 2023,” Priestman said.
“We have three major players lined up and these kinds of tests will only help us keep moving forward. It will be a great tournament and spectacle for international football. ”
Canada will face England on February 17 at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium, followed by three days against Germany at Norwich City’s Carrow Road and then against Spain on May 23. 2 at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux Stadium.
(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Ken Ferris)
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