Canada Wins Over Brazil at the 2023 SheBelieves Cup
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National team On Sunday proved their right with a 2-0 win over No. 9-ranked Brazil in Nashville.
The Sunday night win at Geodis Park in Nashville moved Canada into second place in the four-nation tournament behind the hosts USA, with Canada’s group finale scheduled for Wednesday 22 February against Japan. In the Sunday victory over Brazil, Vanessa Gilles and Evelyne Viens scored the goals while goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan and her backline posted the clean sheet. Kailen Sheridan was also named Gatorade Player of the Match while Canadian forward Janine Beckie made her milestone 100th international “A” appearance.
“We said today we had to climb, we had to keep moving forward and we did that,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “To score two goals through set plays and keep a clean sheet against Brazil, overall I’m really pleased with the team’s committed mindset to get the win tonight and bounce back.”
Since the Olympic Games at Rio 2016, Canada and Brazil have shared an even record of three wins, three draws and three losses in nine international matches, including Canada’s famous 2:1 victory to clinch bronze at Rio 2016 as well as the 0:0 draw in 2021 that Canada won 4-3 on kicks to advance to the Olympic Semi-Finals in Tokyo. As recently as November 2022, the two sides split the results in a pair of friendly matches in Brazil: a 2:1 win for Canada in Santos and then a 2:1 win for Brazil in São Paulo.