Canada WNT Head Coach John Herdman calls up 23-players into January camp.

Canada Women’s National Team has announced the 23-players to take part in a final training camp ahead of roster selection for February’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Head Coach John Herdman will use the time at the January training camp to help decide the which 20 players will make the final selection for next month’s Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers in USA.

John Herdman said on the CFA website: “This is really a critical phase in our preparations, we had time together in November and December, so we have a strong sense of what these players can do. This camp will be about organisation, firming up the connection between players, and striking the right balance on the pitch.”

Some tough decisions lay ahead as unlike the large 23 player selection teams had for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, each nation can field 20 players for Olympic qualification and only 18 for the Olympic Games.

Canada will begin their Olympic qualification campaign in Group B against Guyana on 11 February, before taking on Trinidad and Tobago on 14 February, and Guatemala on 16 February. Take a look at all the CONCACAF Olympic women’s qualifying tournament fixtures

The winners of the semi-finals automatically qualify for the Olympic Games.

Canada Women’s National Team for January 2016 camp:

Goalkeepers:

Sabrina D’Angelo
Stephanie Labbé
Erin McLeod

Defenders:

Kadeisha Buchanan
Kennedy Faulknor
Rebecca Quinn
Shelina Zadorsky
Josée Bélanger
Allysha Chapman
Marie-Eve Nault
Rhian Wilkinson

Midfielders:

Jessie Fleming
Ashley Lawrence
Diana Matheson
Deanne Rose
Sophie Schmidt
Desiree Scott

Forwards:

Janine Beckie
Gabrielle Carle
Marie Levasseur
Nichelle Prince
Christine Sinclair
Melissa Tancredi

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