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The injured Smith and Quinn have been left off the Canadian women’s squad for the SheBelieves Cup | CBC Sports

Midfielder Quinn and midfielder/forward Olivia Smith have been left off Canada’s SheBelieves Cup squad due to injuries sustained while playing for their clubs.

They were replaced by Emma Regan and Marie-Yasmine Alidou.

Ninth-seeded Canada opens play against No. 10 Brazil on Saturday, while fourth-seeded USA also faces No. 7 Japan in Atlanta. The two winners will meet for the title on April 9 in Columbus, Ohio, while the losers will meet to decide third place.

The 28-year-old Quinn, who has 100 caps for Canada, played the full 90 minutes of Seattle’s 2-1 loss at the Chicago Red Star in the National Women’s Soccer League on March 23, but came on in the 1-0 loss Did not play Sunday in the loss in San Diego due to a concussion.

The 19-year-old Smith, who has eight caps for Canada, plays in Portugal for Sporting CP, where she is third in the league with nine goals this season.

Regan, a full-back/midfielder who plays for HB Koge in Denmark, returned to the senior national team in October after last being called up in 2018, when she made her debut in a 12-0 win over Cuba in CONCACAF women’s championship.

The 24-year-old from North Vancouver has earned two caps for Canada, most recently in Canada’s 2-0 win over Brazil on Oct. 31 in Halifax.

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Canada falls to the USA on penalties in the semi-finals of the W Gold Cup

Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher saved three penalties and scored one of her own, giving the United States a 3-1 shootout win after Canada rallied twice to make it 2-2 in the CONCACAF W Gold Cup semifinals.

Alidou, who plays for Benfica in Portugal, also has two caps in Canada. The 28-year-old midfielder from Saint-Hubert, Que., made her last appearance in February, coming off the bench in Canada’s 6-0 win over El Salvador in the CONCACAF W Gold Cup.

Canada head coach Bev Priestman named 23 players for the SheBelieves Cup, a list she must whittle down to 18 for the Paris Olympics, where Canada opens its title defense in Group A alongside No. 3 France, No. 23 Colombia and No. 23 Colombia becomes. 28 New Zealand.

Potential Olympic players include Sydney Collins, Nichelle Prince and Jayde Riviere, who are unavailable for the SheBelieves Cup due to injury.

The hope is that all three could be available for the international window of May 25th to June 1st. Priestman’s hope is to play two games, followed by two more in the July 8-16 window, which precedes the July 25 kickoff of the Olympic women’s soccer tournament.

Full squad

Goalkeeper: Sabrina D’Angelo, Arsenal (England); Lysianne Proulx, Bay FC (NSWL); Kailen Sheridan, San Diego Wave (NSWL).

Defender: Kadeisha Buchanan, Chelsea (England); Gabrielle Carle, Washington Spirit (NSWL); Vanessa Gilles, Olympique Lyonnais (France); Ashley Lawrence, Chelsea (England); Jade Rose, Harvard (NCAA); Bianca St-Georges, North Carolina Courage (NSWL); Shelina Zadorsky, West Ham (England).

Full-back/midfielder: Emma Regan, HB Koge (Denmark).

Midfield player: Simi Awujo, USC (NCAA); Jessie Fleming, Portland Thorns (NSWL); Julia Grosso, Juventus (Italy); Desiree Scott, Kansas City Current (NSWL); Marie-Yasmine Alidou, Benfica (Portugal).

Forward: Janine Beckie, Portland Thorns (NSWL); Jordyn Huitema, Seattle Reign (NSWL); Cloe Lacasse, Arsenal (England); Clarissa Larisey, BK Häcken FF (Sweden); Adriana Leon, Aston Villa (England); Deanne Rose, Leicester City (England); Evelyne Viens AS Roma (Italy).

VIEW | Priestman breaks down the Olympic group:

Priestman breaks down Canada’s group stage opponents for Paris 2024

Canadian national team head coach Bev Priestman analyzes the three teams their defending champions will face in the group stage of the Olympic women’s soccer tournament in Paris this summer. Those three teams are third-ranked France, No. 23 Colombia and No. 28 New Zealand.

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