Canada finishes first in group phase

Canada finished in first place in the group phase of the women’s Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo. Canada won the group with seven points and a +6 goal differential after a 0:0 draw with Brazil in the final match of the group phase on Wednesday 15 December. Brazil also finished with seven points, but were ranked second because of a +4 goal differential.

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Canada finished in first place in the group phase of the women’s Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo. Canada won the group with seven points and a +6 goal differential after a 0:0 draw with Brazil in the final match of the group phase on Wednesday 15 December. Brazil also finished with seven points, but were ranked second because of a +4 goal differential.



The two sides will meet in the championship final on Sunday 19 December at 17.00 local at the Estádio do Pacaembu (14.00 ET / 11.00 PT). While Canada faces Brazil in the final, Netherlands faces Mexico in the match for third place. Netherlands finished in third place in the group phase following a 3:1 victory on 15 December.



Canada is undefeated in nine-straight matches dating back to the 30 September victory over China PR at BMO Field (eight wins and one draw). Canada has also posted eight clean sheets, with three by Stephanie Labbé (today’s starter) and five by Karina LeBlanc.



Canada, whose title sponsor is Winners and presenting sponsor is Teck, is currently preparing for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011. Canada has played 17 official international matches in 2010, equaling the total from four years ago in the year preceding a FIFA Women’s World Cup. From Canada’s 2010 record of 13 wins, two draws and two losses, Canada has tied a team record of 13 wins in a single year (Canada was 13-3-5 in 2003).

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