Canada v Japan – International Friendly (28 October 2014)
Canada host the World Champions Japan for the second time in just three days as they go head to head in Vancouver on Tuesday 28 October, (19.00 local time).
In their first meeting in Edmonton, Japan earned a 3-0 win over Canada.
In a press conference, Canada WNT head coach John Herdman said “It was a bit rough, with the Japanese, as soon as you give them an inch, they take a yard with that quality that they have. In the first ten minutes we struggled to keep up with them—with their pace of the movement and the pace of the game.”
Canada squad to play Japan: Stephanie Labbe, Erin McLeod, Kadeisha Buchanan, Allysha Chapman, Rhian Wilkinson, Sura Yekka, Emily Zurrer, Carmelina Moscato, Rachel Quon, Jessie Fleming, Kaylyn Kyle, Ashley Lawrence, Diana Matheson, Sophie Schmidt, Desiree Scott, Adriana Leon, Christine Sinclair, Melissa Tancredi, Josée Bélanger, Jonelle Filigno.
Nadeshiko Japan squad to play Canada (thanks to Ken Suzuki): Miho Fukumoto, Erina Yamane, Yukari Kinga, Azusa Iwashimizu, Aya Sameshima, Saori Ariyoshi, Yuri Kawamura, Saki Kumagai, Kozue Ando, Aya Miyama, Nahomi Kawasumi, Megumi Kamionobe, Mizuho Sakaguchi, Asuna Tanaka, Rumi Utsugi, Asano Nagasato, Shinobu Ohno, Yuki Ogimi, Yuika Sygasawa, Megumi Takase, Mana Iwabuchi
Full-time: Canada 2 – 3 Japan
Goals: Asano Nagasato 33′, Sophie Schmidt 58′ 90+2′, Yuki Ogimi 76′,Aya Sameshima 90+3′
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