After beating Jamaica 2-0 in their opening match of the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship, Canada defeated Cuba 12-0 and Costa Rica 3-1 during the group stage. They went on to cruise past Panama 7-0 in the semi-finals, a comfortable win that secured their berth at the world finals, before the Canucks were beaten by hosts and world champions USA.
The Dane has held the reins since January 2018, taking charge of a team developed over 7 years by predecessor John Herdman, who oversaw bronze-medal finishes at the last two Women's Olympic Football Tournaments. Heiner-Moller coached the Danish women's national team from 2006 to 2013, notably steering them to the Women's World Cup China 2007.
Canada’s all-time appearance leader and goalscorer, Sinclair remains a key member of the North American side, thanks to her great nose for goal, speed, strength, technical skills and vision. France 2019 will be her 5th appearance at a Women's World Cup.