Canada w17 ready for group finale against host
Posted on 28 September 2012 in FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Canada will face host Azerbaijan in a group finale at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012. The two sides will meet at Dalga Arena on 29 September for a 20.00 local kick off.
The Canada-Azerbaijan match will be broadcast live on CBCSports.ca (11.00 ET / 08.00 PT). With a win, Canada will qualify for the quarter-final phase of the competition.
"Being the host country, Azerbaijan will always want to show well in front of their home fans," said Canadian U-17 coach Bryan Rosenfeld.
Canada's 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.
The 16-team FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 runs 22 September to 13 October, with group matches played from 22-30 September. This year's tournament features players born 1995 or later. This marks the third edition of the biennial tournament.