Evelyn Viens made her international debut with Canada in February. (Photo courtesy of Sky Blue FC)
Sky Blue FC forward Evelyn Viens has been named to the Canada women’s national team roster for two interntaional friendlies this month.
Viens will make her second camp appearances after earning her first cap in February.
Canada will face Wales and England as part of the continued preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Canadians’ first match will be against Wales on Friday April 9 at 6 p.m. local (1 p.m. ET)), followed by England on Tuesday April 13at 7:15 local p.m. (2:15 p.m.).
“The matches against Wales and England in April are again critical to our preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” Canada head coach Bev Priestman said in a statement. “If you look at both teams, they have had success against top 10 teams over the past two years and obviously England were semifinalists at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, which will be a great Tier one test to assess players and where this group is at. I’m excited to get back in with the group and continue building towards where we want to be come the summer.”
Canada returned to the pitch last month when it took part in the sixth edition of the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, Fla. with matches against USA, Argentina and Brazil. Priestman registered her first victory as head coach with a 1-0 win over Argentina.
“I expect two very tough games with different styles of play, which will only help up in our preparation for Tokyo 2020,” Priestman said. “We will continue to build on the progress made in the 2021 SheBelieves Cup, with a greater emphasis on partnerships and chemistry as we move closer to the Olympic Games, given we will have key players available.”
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