Christine Sinclair, Canada call up, 5.25.19

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair has been named to the 23-player Canada Women’s National Team roster for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, it was announced today. 

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be Sinclair’s fifth World Cup with Canada. The captain of the Canada Women’s National Team, Sinclair has made 282 international appearances, tallying 181 career goals. She currently ranks second all-time in career international scoring and with four more goals will break the all-time international goal-scoring record set by Abby Wambach (184). At the 2015 World Cup, Sinclair helped Canada advance to the quarterfinal round of the tournament, starting in all five matches and tallying two goals and an assist. In her four previous World Cup appearances, Sinclair has played in 17 matches, registering nine goals and three assists.

Now in her seventh season with Thorns FC, Sinclair, 35, started and played in the club’s first three matches of the 2019 season before departing to begin World Cup preparations. In those three matches, Sinclair tallied three goals and one assist. She was named NWSL Player of the Week for Week 2 after scoring her second career hat-trick against the Chicago Red Stars on April 20.

Playing in Group E, Canada will open group play against Cameroon on June 10 at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier; kickoff is set for 12 noon (Pacific). Continuing group play on June 15, Canada squares off against New Zealand at Stade des Aples in Grenoble at 12 noon (Pacific). Canada concludes group play on June 20 against The Netherlands in Reims at the Stade Auguste Delaune; kickoff is set for 8 a.m. (Pacific). The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup runs from June 7-July 7 and all 52 games will be shown live on FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and on tablets and mobile devices through the FOX Sports app.