Olympics 2020 squads: USWNT, Team GB & every official women's football tournament roster

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The women’s football tournament at this summer’s Olympic Games gets under way on July 21, with squads of 22 players to be selected by the 12 participating nations.

The rosters for the Games are usually of 18, but have been increased in size this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unlike in the men’s tournament, the squads have no age restrictions, which means the Olympics are recognised as second only to the World Cup when it comes to major international tournaments in the women’s game.

Goal brings you all the confirmed squads as they are announced.

  1. Jessie Fleming Evelyne Viens Ashley Lawrence Canada Women 2021


    Bev Priestman, who was named head coach of Canada in October 2020, announced her 22-player roster on June 23.

    Thirteen players in the squad were involved in the team that won a bronze medal in Rio five years ago.

    Midfielder Sophie Schmidt, who has over 200 caps, and 20-year-old starlet Jordyn Huitema, who ranked second in Goal's 2020 NXGN list, were initially among the surprise absentees, named among the reserves when the squads were still limited to 18 players. Both, however, are now part of the main squad.

    Goalkeepers: Stephanie Labbe, Kailen Sheridan, Erin McLeod.

    Defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan, Vanessa Gilles, Shelina Zadorski, Allysha Chapman, Ashley Lawrence, Jayde Riviere, Gabrielle Carle.

    Midfielders: Jessie Fleming, Julia Grosso, Quinn, Desiree Scott, Sophie Schmidt.

    Forwards: Janine Beckie, Adriana Leon, Nichelle Prince, Deanne Rose, Christine Sinclair, Evelyne Viens, Jordyn Huitema.

  2. Jose Letelier Chile 2019


    Chile head coach Jose Letelier announced his 22-player squad for this summer's tournament on July 2.

    After guiding the nation to their first ever Women's World Cup in 2019, the 55-year-old will coach the team at their first ever Olympic Games this summer too.

    Seven players on the roster play their football abroad, including Christiane Endler, who recently signed for seven-time European champions Lyon. Antonia Canales, Universidad Catolica's 18-year-old goalkeeper, is the only uncapped player in the team.

    Goalkeepers: Christiane Endler, Natalia Campos, Antonia Canales.

    Defenders: Carla Guerrero, Camila Saez, Daniela Pardo, Javiera Toro, Valentina Diaz, Fernanda Ramirez.

    Midfielders: Francisca Lara, Yanara Aedo, Karen Araya, Yessenia Lopez, Francisca Mardones, Nayadet Lopez, Yastin Jimenez.

    Forwards: Daniela Zamora, Maria Jose Urrutia, Fernanda Pinilla, Rosario Balmaceda, Javiera Grez, Yenny Acuna.

  3. Ellen White England Women 2020

    Great Britain

    Great Britain's final squad for this summer's Olympic Games was announced on May 27.

    Head coach Hege Riise has named 19 players from England, two from Scotland and one from Wales to her roster, with no one from Northern Ireland making the cut. Kim Little and Caroline Weir helped Scotland reach their first Women's World Cup in 2019, while Wales' Sophie Ingle was part of the Chelsea side that won the league, cup and reached the UEFA Women's Champions League final last season.

    Karen Bardsley pulled out of the squad due to injury on June 12, with Carly Telford announced as her replacement six days later.

    Goalkeepers: Ellie Roebuck, Carly Telford, Sandy MacIver.

    Defenders: Steph Houghton, Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, Rachel Daly, Demi Stokes, Leah Williamson, Lotte Wubben-Moy, Niamh Charles.

    Midfielders: Kim Little, Jill Scott, Sophie Ingle, Keira Walsh, Caroline Weir, Ella Toone.

    Forwards: Ellen White, Lauren Hemp, Fran Kirby, Nikita Parris, Georgia Stanway.

  4. Saki Kumagai Japan Women 2021


    Hosts Japan named their final squad for this summer's Games on June 18.

    Head coach Asako Takakura has called upon 16 players who play their club football at home, with Saki Kumagai, who recently swapped Lyon for Bayern Munich, and Mana Iwabuchi, who has also transferred from Aston Villa to Arsenal this summer, the only two players that remain from the team that won a silver medal at London 2012.

    Goalkeepers: Sakiko Ikeda, Ayaka Yamashita, Chika Hirao.

    Defenders: Saki Kumagai, Risa Shimizu, Asato Miyagawa, Moeka Minami, Nanami Kitamura, Saori Takarada, Shiori Miyake.

    Midfielders: Emi Nakajima, Yui Hasegawa, Hina Sugita, Narumi Miura, Yuzuho Shiokoshi, Jun Endo, Honoka Hayashi, Momoka Kinoshita.

    Forwards: Yuika Sugasawa, Mana Iwabuchi, Mina Tanaka, Yuka Momiki.

  5. Marta Brazil Women 2021


    Brazil announced its final squad on June 18.

    Pia Sundhage, who coached Sweden to an incredible quarter-final victory over the U.S. women's national team at Rio 2016, has named 11 players in her squad who play their football in Brazil.

    Formiga, who celebrated her 43rd birthday in March, heads to the tournament looking to extend two records she already holds. The midfielder has played more tournaments (6) and more games at the Olympics (29) than any women's footballer in history.

    Goalkeepers: Barbara, Leticia, Aline Reis.

    Defenders: Tamires, Erika, Poliana, Rafaelle, Bruna Benites, Jucinara, Leticia Santos.

    Midfielders: Formiga, Marta, Debinha, Andressinha, Angelina, Duda, Julia Bianchi.

    Forwards: Beatriz, Ludmila, Geyse, Andressa Alves, Giovana.

  6. China Women 2021


    Jia Xiuquan named a 26-player provisional squad on June 8 before cutting his roster down to 22 for this summer's Olympic Games.

    China secured their place in this summer's tournament in dramatic fashion, beating South Korea 4-3 on aggregate after Wang Shuang scored an extra time goal in the second leg of their two-legged qualification tie.

    Goalkeepers: Zhu Yu, Peng Shimeng, Ding Xuan.

    Defenders: Li Mengwen, Lin Yuping, Wu Haiyan, Wang Xiaoxue, Luo Guiping, Chen Qiaozhu, Wang Ying.

    Midfielders: Li Qingtong, Xin Zhang, Wang Shuang, Yan Wang, Mu Siwen, Yang Lina, Liu Jing.

    Forwards: Wang Shanshan, Yang Man, Wurigumula, Xiao Yuyi, Wang Yanwen.

  7. Netherlands Women 2021


    Sarina Wiegman announced her 22-player squad for the Games on June 16. The tournament will be her final in charge of the Netherlands, with her to leave to take charge of England afterwards.

    The reigning European champions' roster features Lieke Martens, who has just won the treble with Barcelona, Lineth Beerensteyn, who helped Bayern Munich win their first league title in five years' last season, and Vivianne Miedema, who became the Women's Super League's all-time top goal-scorer in October.

    Goalkeepers: Sari van Veenendaal, Lize Kop, Loes Geurts.

    Defenders: Merel van Dongen, Kika van Es, Sisca Folkertsma, Stefanie van der Gragt, Dominique Janssen, Aniek Nouwen, Lynn Wilms, Anouk Dekker.

    Midfielders: Danielle van de Donk, Jackie Groenen, Victoria Pelova, Sherida Spitse.

    Forwards: Lineth Beerensteyn, Lieke Martens, Vivianne Miedema, Jill Roord, Shanice van de Sanden, Inessa Kaagman, Renate Jansen.

  8. Barbra Banda Shanghai Shengli Women 2020


    Bruce Mwape's final 22-player squad for the Games, at which Zambia will make its first appearance in the women's football tournament, was announced on July 2.

    There are three overseas-based players included - captain Barbara Banda, the 2020 Chinese Women's Super League's top goalscorer, among them.

    Rhoda Chileshe, Misozi Zulu, Mary Mwakapila and Racheal Nachula all missed out due to injury or illness, the latter sadly missing the chance to become a two-sport Olympian after competing in 400-metre event at the 2008 Summer Games.

    Goalkeepers: Hazel Nali, Ngambo Musole, Catherine Musonda.

    Defenders: Margaret Belemu, Martha Tembo, Esther Siamfuko, Lushomo Mweemba, Anita Mulenga, Agness Musesa, Vast Phiri, Fikile Xhosa.

    Midfielders: Mary Wilombe, Ireen Lungu, Esther Mukwasa, Suzeni Evaline, Avell Chitundu.

    Forwards: Ochumba Lubandji, Hellen Mubanga, Barbara Banda, Grace Chanda, Racheal Kundananji.

  9. Sam Kerr Australia 2021


    Australia's new head coach Tony Gustavsson announced his final squad for the Olympic Games on June 30.

    The Swedish coach was appointed in September 2020, with two World Cup wins as an assistant with the U.S. women's national team on his CV.

    His squad features 14 members of the team that went to Rio in 2016, with 19-year-old Kyra Cooney-Cross, who scored the winner in Melbourne Victory's W-League grand final victory earlier this year, and 18-year-old Mary Fowler, who made Goal's 2020 and 2021 Women's NXGN lists, among those set to make their Olympic debuts.

    Goalkeepers: Lydia Williams, Teagan Micah, Mackenzie Arnold.

    Defenders: Clare Polkinghorne, Alanna Kennedy, Steph Catley, Ellie Carpenter, Aivi Luik, Laura Brock, Charlotte Grant, Courtney Nevin.

    Midfielders: Elise Kellond-Knight, Emily van Egmond, Tameka Yallop, Chloe Logarzo, Kyra Cooney-Cross.

    Forwards: Kyah Simon, Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord, Hayley Raso, Emily Gielnik, Mary Fowler.

  10. Tom Sermanni New Zealand 2019

    New Zealand

    Tom Sermanni named his final roster for the Olympic Games on June 25.

    It was already known that New Zealand would be missing one of their most important and popular players at the tournament, with Rebekah Stott having been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in March. The defender has already raised thousands in funds for people battling cancer since, as she documents her own battle on social media.

    The Football Ferns will also be without striker Rosie White, a veteran of two Olympic Games and three World Cups, because of a health issue, while both Jana Radosavljevic and Nicole Stratford missed out through injuries.

    Goalkeepers: Erin Nayler, Anna Leat, Victoria Esson.

    Defenders: CJ Bott, Claudia Bunge, Abby Erceg, Anna Green, Meikayla Moore, Ali Riley, Elizabeth Anton, Marisa van der Meer.

    Midfielders: Katie Bowen, Olivia Chance, Daisy Cleverley, Betsy Hassett, Annalie Longo, Ria Percival, Emma Rolston.

    Forwards: Gabi Rennie, Paige Satchell, Hannah Wilkinson, Michaela Robertson.

  11. Magda Eriksson Sweden Women 2020


    Peter Gerhardsson named his squad for Sweden's trip to Japan this summer on June 29.

    10 of the 18-player roster play their football at home, with the rest representing some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Chelsea, this year's UEFA Women's Champions League runners-up.

    Goal's 2021 Women's NXGN winner Hanna Bennison is included, the 18-year-old being the youngest member of the squad. 

    Goalkeepers: Jennifer Falk, Hedvig Lindahl, Zecira Musovic.

    Defenders: Jonna Andersson, Nathalie Bjorn, Magda Eriksson, Hanna Glas, Amanda Ilestedt, Emma Kullberg, Julia Roddar.

    Midfielders: Filippa Angeldahl, Kosovare Asllani, Hanna Bennison, Olivia Schough, Caroline Seger.

    Forwards: Stina Blackstenius, Lina Hurtig, Sofia Jakobsson, Madelen Janogy, Fridolina Rolfo, Anna Anvegard, Rebecka Blomqvist.

  12. Crystal Dunn USWNT 2020

    United States

    The Olympic roster for the U.S. women's national team was announced on June 23.

    Julie Ertz and Tobin Heath have both made the cut, despite both being injured upon announcement. Ertz suffered a knee injury in May but is expected to recover soon. Heath, meanwhile, hadn't played since picking up an ankle problem in January, but made her comeback in a friendly against Mexico in early July, scoring on her return.

    Vlatko Andonovski will be taking the team to a major tournament for the first time since he succeeded Jill Ellis in late 2019.

    Goalkeepers: Adrianna Franch, Alyssa Naeher, Jane Campbell.

    Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn, Emily Sonnett, Casey Krueger.

    Midfielders: Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Kristie Mewis, Samantha Mewis, Catarina Macario.

    Forwards: Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Megan Rapinoe, Lynn Williams.