Canada Women's World Cup 2023 squad: Who's in & who's out?

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Canada have appeared in every Women's World Cup event ever since they failed to qualify for the inaugural edition of the tournament in 1991.

Among their eight appearances in the Women's World Cup, their best run was in 2003 when they reached the semi-finals but lost the bronze medal match to the United States. Under current coach Bev Priestman, the nation are the reigning champions in the Summer Olympics.

They have not made it past the quarter-finals in their last two appearances in the Women's World Cup finals, finishing at the round of 16 stage in 2019.

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Canada will play in Group B at the 2023 Women’s World Cup with Australia, Nigeria and the Republic of Ireland in their group. Canada will play their opening game on July 21 against Nigeria in Melbourne.

Sticking to the core from the last few years, Priestman announced a 25-member preliminary squad, and the final squad of 23 players is expected to be known by July 9. GOAL takes a look at the preliminary squad.