Canada's Matheson and McLeod ruled out of Women's World Cup

Diana Matheson and Erin McLeod, two of Canada's longest-serving players, won't be going to the  Women’s World Cup in France.

Both were hoping to join Christine Sinclair in going to their fifth straight World Cup, but they've been unable to recover from injuries.

In a statement, the 35-year-old Matheson, who plays for the NWSL's Utah Royals, said she will undergo surgery to repair an injured toe.

Matheson, who attended Princeton, has made 203 international appearances for Canada since 2003, second only to Sinclair's 280 caps, and went to the Olympics three times, winning bronze at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

McLeod, 36, has bounced around clubs in Sweden and Germany in recent years but says she wants to continue playing after getting healthy. The former Penn State star has 118 caps since 2002, a record for Canadian goalkeepers. She went to the Olympics in 2008 and 2012, winning bronze in London.

Canada will play its final tune-up match before the World Cup on Saturday when it hosts Mexico in Toronto. Canada coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller will name the team that will go to France next week.
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