Canada arrives in Chengdu

Listen to coach Even Pellerud



The Canadian women’s national team arrived in Chengdu today in anticipation of their third match in the opening round of the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007. Canada will face Australia in their third and final match of Group C on Wednesday 19 September at the Chengdu Sports Center Stadium. Canada needs to win to advance to the next round.



“Most of the players played close to their potential against Ghana,” said coach Even Pellerud. “We got a good result, we scored four goals which gave us confidence… We are now moving into the crucial game against Australia… They are much more physical, more soccer experienced, and they have very fast forwards.”

Listen to coach Even Pellerud



The Canadian women’s national team arrived in Chengdu today in anticipation of their third match in the opening round of the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007. Canada will face Australia in their third and final match of Group C on Wednesday 19 September at the Chengdu Sports Center Stadium. Canada needs to win to advance to the next round.



“Most of the players played close to their potential against Ghana,” said coach Even Pellerud. “We got a good result, we scored four goals which gave us confidence… We are now moving into the crucial game against Australia… They are much more physical, more soccer experienced, and they have very fast forwards.”



Canada left Hangzhou this morning by flight to Chengdu. Incidentally, both the Canadian and Australian teams were on the same flight. Upon their arrival, the Canadian team had a recovery training session at the Chengdu Jinniu Stadium at 17.30.

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