The Canadian women’s national team will take the pitch this afternoon in Hamilton, Ontario, as they play an international friendly against familiar foes Germany. The two sides will be butting heads for the third time in three years, as Canada look to avenge their semi-final loss at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
the Germans beat Canada 2-0 in Belo Horizonte, after Canada won 2-1 in their group stage match. The Canadian side went on to win the Olympic bronze medal over Brazil, while Germany beat Sweden to win gold. These two teams met again in April 2017, when Germany won 2-1 in Erfurt.
Germany and Canada are third and fourth, respectively, in the FIFA World Rankings, making this a bona fide clash of the titans. Tim Hortons Field is expecting a sellout crowd for the match, so it should be a good one.
This will also be Kenneth Heiner-Møller’s first game in charge of the women’s national team after he took over the program when John Herdman moved to the men’s side. He’s selected a relatively experienced squad for this friendly, with 14 players who appeared at the Olympics. Veterans Christine Sinclair, Diana Matheson, Desiree Scott, and a host of others will all be involved today, with a few youngers players, like 17-year-old Julia Grosso and 19-year-old Deanne Rose looking for an opportunity as well.
Germany roster (not sure how up-to-date this is): https://www.dfb.de/en/national-teams/womens-national-team/team/
How to watch
Match date/time: Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m.
TV: TSN 2 (Canada)
Live stream: TSN GO