Sophie Schmidt

Sophie Schmidt for Canada (Mirko Kappes / Canada Soccer).

Sophie Schmidt, Canada are Approaching England’s Phil Neville as a “New Team”

Canada's Sophie Schmidt will undoubtedly be one of the most experienced players on the pitch when Canada and England face-off for the first time in four years in Manchester on Friday night. The 30-year-old midfielder with two Olympic medals to her name is fast approaching 200 caps for her country and preparing for her fourth World Cup. The midfielder was also in the team which fell to England in front of 54,000 of their own fans in Vancouver at their home World Cup in 2015, but Schmidt is expecting a different challenge this time around with a change of head coach for the Lionesses.