Canada WU17

Canada ready for their next test against Germany at FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016

Canada will have to show their Canadian grit again and be defensively organised when they play Germany on Monday, 3 October in Amman, Jordan at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016. The match will be broadcast in Canada on TSN1, TSN4 and RDS2 (12.00 ET / 9.00 PT).

After a 3:2 come-from-behind victory against Cameroon in their opening match on Friday 30 September, Canada are aiming for a win and another three points en route to the competition’s quarter-finals.

“It will be a different game than the Cameroon match,” said Canada Soccer National EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Director and U-17 Coach Bev Humphries-Priestman. “Germany is known for producing technically gifted players and so we know we have to defend well in order to match them. If we do that, then we can bring our own identity to the game with the ball.”

Before the tournament, the team played England in a closed-door friendly, a match that provided critical insights and the opportunity to identify gaps against tier one opponents.

“In the England game, we had many final acts from both transition and in build up play which could have resulted in more goals” said Priestman. “While that game gave us some great confidence going into this game, we also learned that the chances you get you have to take, especially against well organised teams, which is something the group has worked hard on.”

The objective for Canada in Jordan is to advance out of the group stage and onto the knock out round, providing Canada’s youth players with invaluable international tournament experience as they continue on their journey to the Women’s National Team.

“If we can get three points out of the German team, which we almost did in 2014, that would put us in great space for game three against Venezuela,” said Humphries-Priestman. “That would allow us to prepare for the next stage and make sure we can put our best team out in the quarter-final match, fresh and ready to go.”

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