The Best In The Women’s Football – Canada
Previous FtFS Women’s World Cup appearances: 1995, 1999, 2003
All-time best: Fourth in 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup
Coach: Even Pellerud led her home country, Norway, to the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup title, a runners-up spot in the 1991 World Cup and a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympic Football Tournament. She has coached Canada since 1999, turning them into one of the world’s top national sides.
Star player: Christine Sinclair figures among the very best strikers in the international game. The 23-year-old is tall, physically strong and a veritable goal machine, with 73 goals in 94 international matches. Sinclair first came to prominence at the 2002 FIFA U-19 World Championship. She is a student at the University of Portland in the USA, where she has broken the legendary Mia Hamm’s goalscoring record.
The team: Canada play a high-tempo, physical brand of football. They continually produce talented players, whom Pellerud is then able to successfully integrate into the national side.