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Canada places second at Algarve Cup 2017

March 9, 2017 in Algarve Cup, News

Canada places second at Algarve Cup 2017

Canada places second at Algarve Cup 2017

After making the final for the second time in as many tries, defending Champion Canada wasn’t able to convert on numerous chances and fell 0-1 to Spain in the Championship match of the Algarve Cup.

“Spain pressed well in the first half and disrupted our rhythm, but our goal in the first half was to catch them on the counterattack and exploit that high line and we had some good chances,” said Head Coach John Herdman. “In the second half, we found our rhythm and established better control in the game, had a couple of good chances that should have gone in, and I have to think some of those players will be a bit disappointed with the opportunities lost.”

Canada clocked four crosses and shots on net in the first half, followed by 11 in the second, outshooting Spain by nine shots on net. Read the rest of this entry →

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Live Stream: Australia v Denmark | 3rd/4th Place Playoff – Algarve Cup 2017

March 8, 2017 in Algarve Cup, Live, News

Live Stream: Australia v Denmark | 3rd/4th Place Playoff – Algarve Cup 2017

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Watch the live stream as Denmark go head to head with Australia in the fight for Bronze at the 2017 Algarve Cup. Here is a reminder of the full Algarve Cup 2017 schedule.

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2017 Algarve Cup / The Final and Placement Fixtures

March 8, 2017 in Algarve Cup, News

2017 Algarve Cup / The Final and Placement Fixtures

2017 Algarve Cup / The Final and Placement Fixtures

The Algarve Cup 2017 concludes today with the defending Champions Canada taking on Spain in the Final!

Both Canada and Spain topped their groups with 7 points and both are unbeaten at this competition so far. The Algarve Stadium will host The Final at 18:30.

Playing for Bronze is Australia, the Group C winners on 6 points and Denmark who were runners-up in Group A behind Canada.

You can follow LIVE match/goal updates from the final day at the 2017 Algarve Cup here on Women’s Soccer United as well as on the official WSU Twitter accounts @WomensSoccerUtd and @WSUasa, and on the WSU Facebook page.

Here’s a recap of all the Algarve Cup 2017 results and group standings. Read the rest of this entry →

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Algarve Cup 2017 Final Preview: Canada faces Spain for first time in history of women’s football

March 7, 2017 in Algarve Cup, News

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Algarve Cup 2017 Final Preview: Canada faces Spain for first time in history of women’s football

When Canada Women’s National Team play Spain in the championship match of the Algarve Cup 2017, it will be the first time the two teams face each other in the history of women’s football.

At a press conference the day prior to the match, both sides reflected on their journey to the Algarve Cup final and their excitement for the match ahead, but neither gave anything away.

The press conference, attended by John Herdman and Sophie Schmidt for Canada and Jorge Vilda and Verónica Boquete for Spain set the stage for the Algarve Cup final set for 18:30 local (13:30 ET/10:30 PT) 8 March at Estadio Algavre in Lagos, Portugal. Read the rest of this entry →

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Canada to face Spain in Algarve Cup 2017 Championship Final

March 7, 2017 in Algarve Cup, News

Canada Soccer to face Spain in Algarve Cup 2017 Championship Final

Canada to face Spain in Algarve Cup 2017 Championship Final

Canada Women’s National Team will play Spain in the championship match of the Algarve Cup 2017 after a 0-0 draw against Portugal on 6 March 2017 secured Canada the top spot in Group A.

The scoreless draw against home side Portugal was not without its action. After a difficult first half, Canada found its rhythm in the second and forced Portugal into it’s end for much of the 45 minutes.

“It was a scrappy first half, but Canada found our gear in the second,” said Head Coach John Herdman. “We just had to figure out their diamond formation which was a little bit different for us and caused us a few problems at the start, but once we got our rhythm we had some great opportunities.” Read the rest of this entry →

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Live Stream: Russia v Denmark | Algarve Cup 2017

March 6, 2017 in Algarve Cup, Live, News

Live Stream: Russia v Denmark | Algarve Cup 2017 (Geo-blocked)

 

Watch the live stream as Denmark face Russia in their final group game at the 2017 Algarve Cup. Here is a reminder of the full Algarve Cup 2017 schedule.

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Day 3 at the 2017 Algarve Cup

March 6, 2017 in Algarve Cup, News

Day 3 at the 2017 Algarve Cup

Day 3 at the 2017 Algarve Cup

The group stage at the 2017 Algarve Cup concludes today with Canada and Spain looking favourites to book a place in The Final.

Canada and Spain are looking strong in the race to book a place in The Final of the 2017 Algarve Cup, both teams sit top of their respective groups as the only nations to have won all of their fixtures so far.

Here’s a recap of all the Algarve Cup 2017 fixtures and results. Read the rest of this entry →

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Match report: Canada Soccer defeats Russia 2-1 in second Algarve Cup 2017 group stage match

March 3, 2017 in Algarve Cup, Match report, News

Match report: Canada Soccer defeats Russia 2-1 in second Algarve Cup 2017 group stage match

Match report: Canada Soccer defeats Russia 2-1 in second Algarve Cup 2017 group stage match

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team won its second Algarve Cup group stage match 2-1 against Russia at the São João da Venda, Algarve.

Canada took an early lead when Sophie Schmidt put away a loose ball in front of the net in the tenth minute. Canada went up by two in the 26th minute, when Christine Sinclair intercepted a Russian pass, rotated to the centre and slid the ball deep into the back corner. Russia scored on a set play from just outside Canada’s box in the 58th minute.

“It was a good, solid performance from the girls today,” said Head Coach John Herdman. “They had a really dominant first half, but the challenge is to put those teams away in the first half, when you have that sort of possession and that sort of dominance.” Read the rest of this entry →

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Live Stream: Portugal v Denmark | Algarve Cup 2017

March 3, 2017 in Algarve Cup, Live, News

Live Stream: Portugal v Denmark | Algarve Cup 2017 (Geo-blocked)

 

Watch the live stream as Denmark face the hosts Portugal in their second 2017 Algarve Cup game. Here is a reminder of the full Algarve Cup 2017 schedule.

LIVE STREAM: Algarve Cup

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Day 2 at the 2017 Algarve Cup

March 3, 2017 in Algarve Cup, News

Day 2 at the 2017 Algarve Cup

Day 2 at the 2017 Algarve Cup

All eyes are back on Portugal as the Algarve Cup action continues with the second round of group matches.

Defending champions Canada sit top of Group A as we head into today’s action after a late Sinclair goal against Denmark secured them an opening day win. In Group B, an historic win for Spain over Japan sees them lead the table whilst Sweden are ahead in Group C following their 1-0 win over Australia.

Here’s a recap of all the Algarve Cup 2017 fixtures and results. Read the rest of this entry →