“I’m honoured, a dream come true!” Clarissa Larisey delighted by Canada call-up

Her stunning form for Fran Alonso’s double cup winning side, that currently sits three points clear at the top of the SWPL1 table (looking down on theRangers), hasn’t gone unnoticed and this evening Celtic striker Clarissa Larisey has been called up to the Canada squad for the first time by Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach, Bev Priestman.

Larisey has started the season brilliantly with five goals in three SWPL matches after scoring a for fun in the pre-season matches after being asked to fill the boots of Charlie Wellings who left Celtic for Reading having scored 40 goals in her one and only season as a Celtic player.

Canada are playing two matches in September in Australia and Larisey will be there. This evening she reacted to her first international call-up to the national side, stating “I’m honoured, a dream come true!”

Over the summer Celtic’s Australian star Jacynta received her first call up to the Matildas and of course Kelly Clark retains her place in the Scotland squad that was announced earlier today.

And as Canada are heading to Australia for a two match series with games against the Matildas in Brisbane and Sydney there could be a chance that Larisey will be on opposing sides to her Celtic striking partner Jacynta at some stage!

More immediately Clarissa Larisey and Jacynta will be focused on the trip to East Kilbride on Sunday to face Motherwell (kick-off 4pm) as Celtic look to maintain their 100% record in the SWPL1 this season.

Canada Soccer refers to the Celtic striker’s call-up today stating:

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach, Bev Priestman, has called up two new faces to her squad. Simi Awujo, a sophomore at the University of Southern California, recently competed at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022™ where she received two Player of the Match mentions. Clarissa Larisey, competing for Celtic FC in the Scottish Women’s Premier League, has recorded 9 goals this season for the Scottish club.

Clearly the performances of the Celtic FC Women team are getting noticed around the world and in Clarissa’s case her Canada call up is richly deserved.

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