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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old August 14th, 2002, 05:35 Thread Starter
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FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship

The FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship begins this weekend in Canada. Some of the games will be shown on Sportsnet.

How did a soccer backwater like Canada get to host a major international tournament? Well, when it comes to women's soccer, Canada is no slouch - we're a world power. Our women's NT is (unofficially) ranked in the top ten of the world, and our women's U-19 team includes many of the best players from the NT.

Now, I know many of you dismiss women's soccer as inferior to the men's game, and in point of fact, it is in many ways. But if you just give it a chance and watch a couple of these games, I can almost guarantee you will find them very entertaining.

Among the tougher teams in the 12-team tournament are Canada, USA, England, Germany, and France.

Most of the games are scheduled as double-headers, and reserved seats are $10 adults/$7 youth (under 18). General admission prices are even cheaper. It's a real bargain and a lot of fun. So if you get a chance, go out to see these games in Victoria, Edmonton, or Vancouver.

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Highlights of this coming weekend:

Saturday
Victoria Centennial Stadium: USA v. England and Taiwan v. Australia (no TV)
Vancouver Swangard: Germany v. France and Mexico v. Brazil (no TV)

Sunday
Edmonton Commonwealth Stadium: Canada v. Denmark and Nigeria v. Japan (Canada game will be live on Sportsnet at 4 p.m. Mountain Time in all markets; Nigeria game will be shown on tape on Monday afternoon)
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Womens soccer, although somtimes a little slow to me. Is definitly not a bad watch. Ive seen a few NT team games, and have enjoyed them. Its just to bad im out in here in Cheese Town and wont be able to see any live games
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Whatever else you may say about it, I don't think "slow" is the operative word. The games I have seen feature almost continuous end-to-end action and plenty of scoring chances.
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Well, it seems "slow" too me. Not all the time. It has its moments. Im not taking shots at womens soccer though
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Anybody saw tonights Canada-Denmark game.
Wow is the word, very fast , surprising high level of football.
A 30 yard goal by Canadian 15 year old Kara Lang who would make Ronaldinho eyes pop out

Congrats to the teams
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That was a good game. Lang is the star of the team (in my eyes) and is only 15! :eekani:. She was easily WoM. She turned that defender inside out then put in a perfect cross for Sinclair. She then made Ronaldhino look bad with her 3o yard strike. She was a constant thorn in Denmarks defense.
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I am gonna watch Japan vs Nigeria in 90 minutes. It doesnt sound like a great match up tho
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YEh
Canada 4 Japan 0

OH YEH LADIES
I watched every second

Go Canada Go

The Mens soccer team might want to practice with the ladies.

Lang, and Sinclair what a pair.
Crazy Strikers.
I will watch next Thursday for sure.

We play Nigeria

Viva ao Benfica e Forca ao Maritimo.
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Again high quality soccer. Lang is definately very impressive. All men's team should learn not just Canada's. You don't see so accurate freekicks & corners kicks these days. The way Rowe & others ran for the balls was great, really hard working. And to top it off they could teach some men's teams onways to evade the offside trap

Go Canada Go
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Dammit, my tv conked out after Lang's first goal, but good job girls! anyone else notice when they showed top scorers, Lan was listed 'DEF'?
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Maybe ive been watching the wrong games. I watched this one....Amazing! Ive seen Sinlclair play livew for the breakers. I know shes great, but that team works inredibly hard
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Playoff Tree:

Code:
Brazil    4)
           ) Brazil 1)
Australia 3)         )
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                     )  Canada  0)
Canada    6)         )           )
           ) Canada 1)           )
England   2)                     )
                                 )  USA
                                 )
USA       6)                     )
           )  USA   4)           )
Denmark   0)         )           )
                     )   USA    1)
                     )
Japan     1)         )
           )Germany 1)
Germany   2)             Third place game: Germany 1 Brazil 1 
                         (Germany won on penalties)
Go Canada!!

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Even if Canada wins today against England, I have a feeling that they won't be able to beat the Samba Babes.
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Canada 6 (Sinclair x5, Thorlakson)
England 2
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Even if Canada wins today against England, I have a feeling that they won't be able to beat the Samba Babes.
Even tho' we beat the 2-0 in a tune-up match?
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After the way that they played today after they were up 4-0, I am not so sure. Brazil will punish them even worse than England did.

BTW, Canada played amazingly for 80 minutes of the game. Sinclair had a great game today.


6-2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yeah, but Brazil squandered a lead twice against Australia!
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The 23,000+ fans who attended the Canada-England game at Commonwealth Stadium departed in droves after the game. I don't think there were more than 200 people who stayed for the second half of the doubleheader: Japan v. Germany. I find this hard to understand.

The ones who stayed were treated to an exciting game, with Germany missing many chances to equalize until late in injury time. Then they went on to win 2-1 in sudden death overtime.
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Your printed TV Guide won't show this, but the Canada-Brazil semifinal will be shown on Sportsnet in all regions live on Thursday Aug. 29, at 8:00 p.m. Edmonton time (10:00 in Toronto, 7:00 in Vancouver, etc.).

We are going to kick some samba-babe a$$!
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