Women's World Cup: What's in the news ...

1. Christine Sinclair will lead Canada at the Algarve Cup, where it opens against Iceland on Wednesday. Sinclair, who is only six goals shy of tying Abby Wambach's world record of 184 international goals, is one five players called up with more than 100 caps. Sinclair has 275 and Diana Matheson, back from a foot injury, has 201. The squad also includes four U.S. collegians: Gabrielle Carle (Florida State), Jessie Fleming (UCLA), Julia Grosso (Texas) and Deanne Rose (Florida).

2. Former Houston Dash coach Vera Pauw has been named the technical adviser to Thailand, which will open against the USA at the Women's World Cup. Pauw, who coached the Dash to a 9-10-5 record, its best in five NWSL seasons, in 2018, previously coached Scotland, the Netherlands, Russia and South Africa. The appointment came ahead of Thailand's trip to the Cyprus Cup, where it will play Hungary, Mexico and Italy.

3. Chile will make its fourth trip outside of South America since qualifying for the first time when it plays at Jamaica Thursday and Sunday. Chile, which will face the USA June 16 in Paris, traveled to the United States and Australia in 2018 and played games against Italy and a Catalonia XI in January. Before 2018, Chile only traveled once outside of South America, playing France in a friendly in September 2017.
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