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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old August 22nd, 2012, 15:56 Thread Starter
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FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Canada w20 opens with three points in Japan
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 20 August 2012

Canada has opened the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012 at the top of Group C with three points and a +6 goal differential. Canada won its opening match 6:0 in Kobe, JPN over 10-player Argentina, scoring six times after an Agustina Barroso dismissal in the sixth minute. Korea DPR won the other Group C match on Monday 20 August, winning 4:2 over Norway.

Adriana Leon scored three times for Canada while Shelina Zadorsky, Jaclyn Sawicki and Catherine Charron-Delage also scored for Canada. Leon is quickly the tournament co-leading goal scorer, becoming the third Canadian to score a hat trick at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup (joining former Golden Shoe winners Christine Sinclair in 2002 and Brittany Timko in 2004). Canadian goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo posted the clean sheet.

Canada's next FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup match is on Thursday 23 August against Norway (19.00 local / 06.00 ET / 03.00 PT). The match will be broadcast on CBC television as well as CBCSports.ca. Fans can also follow all the action via twitter.com/CanadaSoccerEN.

Also on Monday 20 August, Group D winners were USA 4:0 over Ghana and Germany 4:0 over China PR. The top-two teams from Group D will face the top-two teams from Group C in the 31 August quarter-final phase.

On Sunday 19 August, Group A winners were Japan 4:1 over Mexico and New Zealand 2:1 over Switzerland. In Group B, Nigeria won 2:0 over Korea Republic while Brazil equalled Italy 1:1. The top-two teams from Groups A and B will meet in a pair of quarter-final matches on 30 August.

The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012 runs 19 August to 8 September. Canada is one of 16 teams participating in the tournament, with all players born in 1992 or later. This marks Canada's fifth participation in a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
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Canada w20 slips, but holds second place at Japan 2012
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 23 August 2012

Canada slipped into second place of Group C at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012 following a 1:2 loss to Norway. Canada conceded second-half goals to the Hegerberg sisters in the 52nd and 79th minutes, which means Canada and Norway are tied on three points while Korea DPR moves into first place with six points. Canada stands ahead of Norway in the standings based on goal differential.

The Canada-Norway match was one of four group matches on Thursday 23 August at Japan 2012. Also from Group C, Korea DPR won 9:0 to eliminate Argentina. Both Group C matches were played in Kobe, Japan. Coming up on Monday 27 August, Canada will face Korea DPR in Saitama while Norway will face Argentina in Miyagi. It is still possible that Canada, Korea DPR and Norway finished tied on six points should Canada and Norway win the group finales on Monday.

Canada's next FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup match against Korea DPR will kick off at 19.00 local on 27 August. The match will be broadcast on CBC television as well as CBCSports.ca (06.00 ET / 03.00 PT). Fans can also follow all the action via twitter.com/CanadaSoccerEN.

In Group D on Thursday, USA drew 1:1 with China PR while Germany eliminated Ghana with an added-time goal in a 1:0 victory. Germany will advance to the quarter-final phase, while either USA or China PR will join them (with standings yet to be determined). On Monday, USA (four points, +4 goals) will face Germany (six points) while China PR (one point, -4 goals) will face Ghana (no points).

On Wednesday 22 August, Mexico won 2:0 over Switzerland, Japan drew 2:2 with New Zealand, Brazil drew 1:1 with Nigeria, and Korea Republic won 2:0 over Italy. Group A standings feature Japan at the top (four points, +3 goals) followed by New Zealand (four points, +1 goals), Mexico (three points, -1 goals) and eliminated Switzerland (no points). In the group finale on Sunday, Mexico will face New Zealand while Japan will face Switzerland.

Group B standings feature Nigeria at the top (four points, +2 goals) followed by Korea Republic (three points, even), Brazil (two points, even) and Italy (one point, -2 goals). In the group finale on Sunday, Italy will face Nigeria while Korea Republic will face Brazil.

From the group phase, eight teams will advance to the quarter-final phase. The top-two teams from Groups A & B will meet on 30 August while the top-two teams from Groups C & D will meet on 31 August.
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Canada w20 looks for victory against Korea DPR
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 26 August 2012

Canada will face Korea DPR in the Group C finale of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012. The two sides will meet on Monday 27 August at Komaba Stadium in Saitama, Japan. The Canada-Korea DPR match will kick off at the same time as the Norway-Argentina match in Miyagi, Japan, with a 19.00 local kick off set for both Group C matches.

The Canada-Korea DPR will be broadcast on CBC television as well as CBCSports.ca (06.00 ET / 03.00 PT). Fans can also follow all the action via twitter.com/CanadaSoccerEN. Only two teams can advance from Group C to the 31 August quarter-final matches. Korea DPR leads the group with six points (+11 goal differential) while Canada (+5 goal differential) and Norway (-1 goal differential) are second and third with three points each. Only Argentina (no points, -15 goal differential) has been eliminated.

"We are up for the challenge," said Canadian captain Shelina Zadorsky. "We have gotten better in the past two games, so we will be ready for Korea DPR."
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