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Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair was named to the Canada Women's National Team yesterday for two October friendlies against New Zealand. The two-match series, which will begin on Saturday, October 23 at TD Place in Ottawa at 12pm PT and then on Tuesday, October 26 at Stade Saputo in Montréal at 4:30pm PT.

Sinclair and Canada are Olympic gold medal champions for the first time after winning the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Japan this year. Sinclair has helped Canada remain unbeaten across six matches, and she and the team achieved their best-ever result at the Olympic Games in Japan while also winning her third consecutive medal having won bronze at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Canada’s October matches signify the start of the journey to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 and Olympic Games in 2024. While some regions have already begun FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in September and Concacaf nations begin their qualification matches in February 2022, Canada will play their first official matches next July at the 2022 Concacaf W Championship.

1- GK- Stephanie Labbé | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain FC
2- FB- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash
3- CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais
4- CB- Shelina Zadorsky | ENG / Tottenham Hotspur
5- M- Quinn | USA / OL Reign
6- F- Deanne Rose | USA / University of Florida
7- M- Julia Grosso | CAN / University of Texas at Austin
8- FB- Jayde Riviere | USA / University of Michigan
9- F- Adriana Leon | ENG / West Ham United FC
10- FB- Ashley Lawrence | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
11- M- Desiree Scott | USA / Kansas City
12- F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
13- F- Evelyne Viens | USA / NJ/NY Gotham FC
14- CB- Vanessa Gilles | FRA / FC Girondins de Bordeaux
15- F- Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash
16- F- Janine Beckie | ENG / Manchester City FC
17- M- Jessie Fleming | ENG / Chelsea FC
18- GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / NJ/NY Gotham FC
19- F- Jordyn Huitema | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
20- M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Houston Dash
21- M- Gabrielle Carle | USA / Florida State University
22- GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Orlando Pride
CB- Jade Rose | USA / Harvard University
M- Victoria Pickett | USA / Kansas City
M- Nikayla Small | USA / Wake Forest University
F- Marie Levasseur | FRA / Fleury FC