On Monday, Canada Soccer and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) named the 18 athletes nominated to represent Canada in women’s soccer at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.
Four former Whitecaps FC women’s players are included on the roster: midfielders Sophie Schmidt and Desiree Scott and strikers Christine Sinclair and Melissa Tancredi.
Canada’s women’s national soccer team qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship in Texas in February, earning Canada its third consecutive Olympic berth in women’s soccer.
As the reigning Olympic bronze medallists, Canada will face Australia, Zimbabwe, and Germany in Group F of the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament. From 12 nations, which are divided into three groups, eight nations will advance to the quarter-final stage, including the top two teams from each group along with the next two best nations.
Canada’s women’s national soccer team will be aiming to reach the podium once again, as it did four years ago at London 2012 when it memorably claimed Canada’s first medal in a summer team sport at an Olympic Games since Berlin 1936.
The Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament runs August 3-19 in cities throughout Brazil. The quarter-finals are on August 12; the semifinals are on August 16; both the bronze and gold medal matches are on August 19.
See Canada's full roster below.
Janine Beckie, Highlands Ranch, CO
Josée Bélanger, Coaticook, QC
Kadeisha Buchanan, Brampton, ON
Allysha Chapman, Courtice, ON
Sabrina D’Angelo, Welland, ON
Jessie Fleming, London, ON
Stephanie Labbé, Stony Plain, AB
Ashley Lawrence, Caledon, ON
Diana Matheson, Oakville, ON
Nichelle Prince, Ajax, ON
Rebecca Quinn, Toronto, ON
Deanne Rose, Alliston, ON
Sophie Schmidt, Abbotsford, BC
Desiree Scott, Winnipeg, MB
Christine Sinclair, Burnaby, BC
Melissa Tancredi, Ancaster, ON
Rhian Wilkinson, Baie-d’Urfé, QC
Shelina Zadorsky, London, ON
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