Canada w17 draws in opener at Azerbaijan 2012
Posted on 22 September 2012 in FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Canada and Nigeria picked up a point each on the opening day of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012. The two sides played to a 1:1 draw in the 22 September opening match at Tofig Bahramov Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan. Both sides trail group leader Colombia who picked up three points in a win over host Azerbaijan.
For more information on this first group match, please visit the 22 September 2012 Canada-Nigeria match centre. Canada's next match is 25 September against Colombia. That match will be broadcast live on CBCSports.ca at 05.00 ET / 02.00 PT (14.00 local from Shafa Stadium in Baku). Live updates of all Canada matches will be available via Canada's twitter stream @CanadaSoccerEN.
Also on 22 September, Korea DPR took the lead in Group B after an 11:0 win over Gambia. Group opponents USA and France, meanwhile, have a single point each after a 0:0 draw. On 23 September, teams from Group C (Mexico v New Zealand and Brazil v Japan) and Group D (Uruguay v China PR and Ghana v Germany) will begin their tournaments.
The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 runs 22 September to 13 October. The 16-team competition features 32 matches in six stadiums (five in Baku and one in Lankaran). This marks Canada's third participation in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup since the biennial tournament was inaugurated in 2008.
Canada's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup lineup features goalkeepers Maryse Bard-Martel, Taylor Bucklin and Kailen Sheridan, defenders Lindsay Agnew, Kadeisha Buchanan, Madeline Iozzi, Nicole Loncar, Victoria Pickett, Rebecca Pongetti, Aman Shergill and Larisa Staub, and midfielders/forwards Summer Clarke, Jasmin Dhanda, Ashley Lawrence, Jordyn Listro, Elissa Neff, Amandine Pierre-Louis, Emily Pietrangelo, Nichelle Prince, Rebecca Quinn and Valérie Sanderson.