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Canada Soccer’s Winning Tradition Equates to Faith for France

Canada Soccer heads to France with confidence and its first Nike kit.

The Canada Soccer Association signed a partnership with Nike in late December 2018. “We are delighted by our new partnership with Canada Soccer," says Cassie Looker, Nike Women’s Football Apparel Lead. "Thinking about all the ways we can employ the mighty maple leaf and brilliant reds in future designs is exciting. We’re already dreaming up ideas for 2020 and beyond."

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Janine Beckie in Canada Soccer's 2019 away Kit.

For much of the 2000s, Canada Soccer has been a powerhouse; since its fourth-place finish in 2003, Canada has consistently been ranked among the world’s top 10. The team was third in global competition in 2012 and 2016, as well as a quarterfinalist while hosting in 2015. In North and Central American play, Canada has twice been crowned champions and five times runners-up in the region’s hallmark tournament.

In France, the team will be led by captain Christine Sinclair, a fixture for Canada since 2000. Sinclair owns the second-highest international goal tally in history. She guides a side that blends veteran talent with a young generation poised to continue Canada’s strong traditions.