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With the Women's World Cup draw now completed and just six months to go before the opening kick-off in France, let the speculation begin. Will Christine Sinclair hoist the World Champions on July 7, 2019? To what length will the CSA go to ensure the best possible preparation for the Canadian Women's National; Team? Is the CSA willing to go all in on this one?

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If coach Herdman is such a super guy, why did the CSA remove him from the women at such a crucial time?  Understanding the logic of CSA's decisions is more difficult than the theory of relativity of Einstein.

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1 hour ago, The Ref said:

If coach Herdman is such a super guy, why did the CSA remove him from the women at such a crucial time?  Understanding the logic of CSA's decisions is more difficult than the theory of relativity of Einstein.

What does the CSA have in place for preparation? Here's how serious the United States are approaching 2019 World Cup in France:

https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2018/12/05/22/52/20181206-news-wnt-2019-schedule-set-as-countdown-to-the-cup-takes-uswnt-on-10-game-10-city-tour

2019 SCHEDULE SET AS “COUNTDOWN TO THE CUP” TAKES WNT ON 10-GAME, 10-CITY TOUR

USA PLAYS TWO GAMES ABROAD TO START THE YEAR, FOLLOWED BY EIGHT DOMESTIC MATCHES BEFORE DEPARTING FOR FRANCE; 2019 SHEBELIEVES CUP WILL FEATURE THE USA, ENGLAND, JAPAN AND BRAZIL

WNT Dec 6, 2018

 

U.S. Soccer has announced the complete list of games for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 2019 schedule leading into next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. Countdown to the Cup will run from January to May with the USA playing a total of 10 games – two in Europe followed by eight domestic – before departing for France in pursuit of another World Cup title. The schedule currently features seven teams (and will likely be eight) that will be participating in France.

 

2019 U.S. Women’s National Team Schedule - COUNTDOWN TO THE CUP

Date

Opponent

Kickoff

Venue; City

Jan. 19

France

2:30 p.m. ET

Stade Océane; Le Havre, France

Jan. 22

Spain

2:30 p.m. ET

Estadio José Rico Perez; Alicante, Spain

Feb. 27

Japan

7 p.m. ET

Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.

March 2

England

3:30 p.m. CT

Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.

March 5

Brazil

8 p.m. ET

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.

April 4

Australia

7 p.m. MT

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

April 7

Belgium

6 p.m. PT

Banc of California Stadium; Los Angeles, Calif.

May 12

South Africa, Send-Off Series, Presented by Volpi Foods

1:30 p.m. PT

Levi’s Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif.

May 16

TBA (based on WWC Draw), Send-Off Series, Presented by Volpi Foods

7 p.m. CT

Busch Stadium; St. Louis, Mo.

May 26

Mexico, Send-Off Series, Presented by Volpi Foods

12 p.m. ET

Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.

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In contrast, the CSA's website has the following:

Canada to face Cameroon, New Zealand and Netherlands in Group E of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ 

Posted on 8 December 2018 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

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Canada will face Cameroon, New Zealand and Netherlands in the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Canada are handing off the competition to France having hosted the most recent edition in six Canadian cities from coast to coast in 2015 when a record 1.35 million fans attended the competition.
 
“FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ marked a watershed moment for the sport in our country with record setting attendance and global viewership figures,” said Canada Soccer General Secretary Peter Montopoli, who was the CEO of the National Organizing Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Canada 2015. “Four years later, we look to build on our historic performances on the field and pass the hosting baton to the France organizing committee.”
 
Seeded in Pot A, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National team were drawn into Group E at the Official Draw held on 8 December 2018 in Paris, France. Canada have most recently been ranked fifth in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings and finished second at the 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship in October.

Canada’s campaign will begin on Monday 10 June when they face Cameroon at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France. Canada will then travel to Grenoble for their second group match on Saturday 15 June against New Zealand at Stade des alpes. Canada then conclude the group phase in Reims on Thursday 20 June with a match against Netherlands at Stade August-Velaune.

“We are excited and really looking forward to the tournament, especially now that we know who we will face in the group stage,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach.  “There are quite a few nations here that could win it and Canada are certainly one of them. We are confident and have shown that we can beat the best on the world stage, so we are now focusing primarily on pushing and challenging ourselves throughout the first half of 2019, then fine tuning in preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ next summer.”

 

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The KNVB's website reports the following:

https://www.onsoranje.nl/nieuws/nederlands-vrouwenelftal/74451/oranjeleeuwinnen-loten-canada-nieuw-zeeland-en-kameroendia

KNVB Media
Gisteren, 18:45
 
 
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Nederland en Canada speelden op het WK van 2015 met 1-1 gelijk. - Foto: KNVB Media

De OranjeLeeuwinnen nemen het komende zomer tijdens het WK opnieuw, net als in 2015, in de groepsfase op tegen Canada en Nieuw-Zeeland. Kameroen is het vierde land in poule E.

Speelschema

Datum Tijd Stadion Thuis Uit
Dinsdag 11 juni 15:00 Stade Océane, Le Havre Nieuw-Zeeland Nederland
Zaterdag 15 juni 18:00 Stade du Heinaut, Valenciennes Nederland Kameroen
Donderdag 20 juni 18:00 Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims Nederland Canada

Canada

De Canadese vrouwen, bij het WK in 2015 nog automatisch gekwalificeerd als gastheer, moesten zich voor Frankrijk weer gewoon kwalificeren. Dat bleek geen enkel probleem. Via onder meer overwinningen van 12-0 op Cuba en 7-0 op Panama kwam het team in de finale van de CONCACAF Women’s Championship 2018, wat een plek op het WK opleverde. In de finale bleken de Amerikaanse buren overigens met 2-0 te sterk. Canada (5e op de FIFA-ranking) is een reguliere deelnemer aan het WK, alleen de eerste editie in 1991 ging aan de Canadezen voorbij. Tijdens de zes eerdere WK’s slaagde Canada er niet in een podiumplaats op te eisen. De Deen Kenneth Heiner-Moller moet daar als bondscoach in 2019 verandering in brengen.

Nederland en Canada speelden 12 keer tegen elkaar. De Canadese vrouwen trokken in negen gevallen aan het laatste eind, drie keer werd het gelijk. Tijdens het WK in Canada behaalden de OranjeLeeuwinnen in het laatste groepsduel dankzij een treffervan Kirsten van de Ven een knap 1-1 gelijkspel. De laatste keer dat beide landen elkaar troffen was op 10 april 2016. In het Jan Louwers Stadion in Eindhoven kwamen de Canadese vrouwen via Sinclair en Beckie op een 0-2 voorsprong, voordat Stefanie van der Gragt wat terug deed.  

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In Parijs werd er geloot voor de zes groepen. — Foto: FIFA/Getty Images

Nieuw-Zeeland

De Nieuw-Zeelandse vrouwen waren aanwezig bij de allereerste editie van het WK in 1991, maar moesten vervolgens wachten tot 2007 voor een volgend optreden. Ook in 2011 en 2015 wisten de Football Ferns zich te kwalificeren, maar eenmaal op het toernooi aanbeland, ging het steevast mis. Op alle vier de toernooien eindigde Nieuw-Zeeland als vierde en laatste in de groep. De Nieuw-Zeelandse vrouwen kwalificeerden zich voor Frankrijk door de OFC Women’s Nations Cup winnend af te sluiten. De Schot Tom Sermanni is sinds 2018 bondscoach van de Football Ferns, die momenteel de 19e plaats op de FIFA-ranking innemen.

Nederland en Nieuw-Zeeland speelden zes keer tegen elkaar, voornamelijk in het kader van de Cyprus Cup. Meest memorabele duel is het WK-debuut van de OranjeLeeuwinnen op het WK 2015 in Canada, waar Lieke Martens Nederland met een prachtig doelpunt langs Nieuw-Zeeland schoot.

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Lieke Martens maakte in 2015 het eerste Nederlandse doelpunt op een WK tegen Nieuw-Zeeland.

Kameroen

Kameroen neemt, net als Nederland, voor de tweede keer deel aan een WK-eindronde en net als Nederland maakte het land zijn debuut op het WK 2015 in Canada. Daar wisten de ‘Ontembare Leeuwinnen’ als tweede, achter Japan maar voor Zwitserland en Ecuador, te eindigen in de groep. In de achtste finale ging Kameroen, nummer 46 op de FIFA-ranglijst, vervolgens onderuit tegen China.

Kameroen haalde bij de Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 2018 de halve finale, waarin Nigeria te sterk bleek. Daardoor moesten de Ontembare Leeuwinnen het in de troostfinale, waarin behalve de derde plaats ook een WK-ticket op het spel stond, opnemen tegen Mali. Een 4-2 overwinning bezorgde Kameroen een bronzen medaille en een ticket voor Frankrijk. Bondscoach bij Kameroen is Joseph Ndoko, die in 2017 Enow Ngachu verving. De OranjeLeeuwinnen en de Ontembare Leeuwinnen kwamen elkaar nog niet eerder tegen op het voetbalveld.

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Early odds on winning the World Cup are:

https://sports.bwin.com/en/sports/4/2261/betting/women's-world-cup-2019#leagueIds=2261&sportId=4

USA - 3.50

France - 4.50

Germany - 5.50

England - 10.00

Japan - 10.00

Netherlands - 10.00

Spain - 15.00

Brazil - 17.00

Sweden - 19.00

Australia - 23.00

Canada - 34.00

Norway - 34.00

Italy - 41.00

Korea Republic - 51.00

China - 51.00

Scotland - 51.00

New Zealand - 51.00

Argentina - 101.00

Chile - 101.00

Nigeria - 151.00

Cameroon - 151.00

South Africa - 201.00

Jamaica - 201.00

Thailand - 251.00

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What will be very indicative as to how competitive the CWNT will fare in France, depends in large part on how many international matches the CSA will arrange between now and June 10, 2019, when Canada plays its opening match against Cameroon.

In today's highly competitive women's game, I  predict that unless the CSA makes arrangements for at least 6 international matches (an average of one match per month) during this period, that the national team will not progress to the quarter-final stage.of the 2019 World Cup.

 

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As Neil Davidson reported, Canada is planning to use every international break until the WWC - https://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/canada-to-learn-womens-world-cup-first-round-foes-at-saturdays-draw-in-paris
"There are four FIFA international breaks before the tournament and Heiner-Moller plans to use all of them, including a return to the Algarve Cup in Portugal."

The Algarve Cup is four games, and if they use the other three breaks that'd be a minimum of seven games, a maximum of ten. It's hard to know if they'll manage to schedule two friendlies for all three of the breaks, especially the one in January, given that it is in less than a month, but they do tend to schedule to play the same team a second time in a closed door friendly if they can only manage the one. 

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5 hours ago, The Ref said:

If coach Herdman is such a super guy, why did the CSA remove him from the women at such a crucial time?  Understanding the logic of CSA's decisions is more difficult than the theory of relativity of Einstein.

Where did you get they removed him? Last I saw he was prepared to leave Canada to coach a men's team but stayed because the CSA offered him the men's team. From everything I read he no longer wanted to Coach women's teams.

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1 hour ago, carolynduthie said:

As Neil Davidson reported, Canada is planning to use every international break until the WWC - https://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/canada-to-learn-womens-world-cup-first-round-foes-at-saturdays-draw-in-paris
"There are four FIFA international breaks before the tournament and Heiner-Moller plans to use all of them, including a return to the Algarve Cup in Portugal."

The Algarve Cup is four games, and if they use the other three breaks that'd be a minimum of seven games, a maximum of ten. It's hard to know if they'll manage to schedule two friendlies for all three of the breaks, especially the one in January, given that it is in less than a month, but they do tend to schedule to play the same team a second time in a closed door friendly if they can only manage the one. 

FIFA's four breaks before the World Cup are as follows:

https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/women-s-international-match-calendar-2018-2019.pdf?cloudid=kp6qzhciaunnz5rbxy6h

The latest news on the Algarve Cup website is as follows:

https://www.womenssoccerunited.com/algarve-cup-2019-competing-teams/

Algarve Cup 2019 competing teams

Information about the 2019 Algarve Cup competing teams will be added here when available.

The Algarve Cup is one of the most popular international tournaments in the women’s football calendar and we are awaiting official confirmation as to who will be competing at the 2019 edition.

Both Denmark and Switzerland have indicated that they will compete at the 2019 Algarve Cup alongside the hosts, Portugal.

We can safely rule out USA, England, Japan and Brazil who revealed that they would be participating at the 2019 SheBelieves Cup which runs along the same dates.

At the same time, this announcement has sparked rumours that Germany and France, who have competed at the SheBelieves Cup since its launch, could be making a return to the prestigious Portuguese competition.

This page will be updated with information about the teams who will compete at the 2019 Algarve Cup, teams currently listed below and ones who are later added will have the status (confirmed) or (unconfirmed) depending the release of an official team announcement.

With the 2019 SheBelieves Cup reporting the following, isn't it high time that the CSA made some announcements regardiong international dates?

https://www.ussoccer.com/womens-national-team/tournaments/2019-shebelieves-cup#tab-1

The 2019 SheBelieves Cup will be the fourth edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. Featuring national teams from Brazil, England, Japan, and hosts United States, it will begin on Feburay 27 and end on March 5, 2019.[1]

 

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