Crashing out of the group stage of this past summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup wasn’t the result the Canadian national soccer team imagined for themselves.
Now, less than two months later, the Canadians must mend their heartbreak and turn their attention to territory they’ve had much more success with — the Olympics.
But first, the three-time Olympic medallists and reigning champions need to qualify for Paris 2024 and it won’t be a walk in the park.
Canada, ranked No. 10 in the world, begins a two-game aggregate series against Jamaica (No. 37) with the winner earning a berth to next summer’s Olympics in France. The first match is Friday at Independence Park in Kingston, Jamaica, while the second leg is Sept. 26 at a sold-out BMO Field in Toronto.
In a virtual media call earlier this month, head coach Bev Priestman said there’s been a lot of soul searching in the team’s…