DURHAM, N.C. – For the second straight year, Duke University senior Rebecca Quinn has been selected by the Canada Soccer Women’s National Team to participate in the Algarve Cup, which will take place March 1-8 in Portugal.
Canada is the reigning Algarve Cup champion, after knocking off Brazil, 2-1 in the final match of the 2016 women’s international competition. It reached the final, after winning Group A with six points.
In the first match of the 2017 cup, Canada will face Denmark March 1, followed by Russia on March 3 and Portugal on March 6. The final contest is scheduled for March 8.
Quinn, a product of Toronto, Canada, will see her first action since September of 2016 when she suffered a season-ending injury. She redshirted the 2016 season for the Blue Devils and will be back for the 2017 campaign as a redshirt senior. One of the top defenders in the nation, Quinn helped lead Canada to a bronze medal at the Olympics in Rio.
The XXIV Algarve Women's Cup will feature 12 nations with matches. Group one features Canada, Denmark, Portugal and Russia, while Group two includes Iceland, Japan, Norway and Spain. The third group has Australia, China PR, Netherlands and Sweden.