Canada picks up three points in opener

Canada picked up three points in its opening match at the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifier. Canada won 1:0 over Trinidad and Tobago in the Friday 29 October group match at Estadio Beto Ávila in Cancún, Mexico. Canada is in second place behind Mexico, who won its opening match 7:2 over Guyana in the second group match of the night.

Canada picked up three points in its opening match at the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifier. Canada won 1:0 over Trinidad and Tobago in the Friday 29 October group match at Estadio Beto Ávila in Cancún, Mexico. Canada is in second place behind Mexico, who won its opening match 7:2 over Guyana in the second group match of the night.



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“It’s true that the first match is always the toughest, but we missed too many chances to score,” said Canadian national head coach Carolina Morace. “We created four or five clear chances, chances (on which) we have to score.”



In the opposite group (Group B), USA and Costa Rica each have three points after their opening-day wins on Thursday 28 October. USA won 5:0 over Haiti while Costa Rica won 1:0 over Guatemala. Group B action continues on Saturday 30 October.



Canada, whose title sponsor is Winners and presenting sponsor is Teck, will play three matches in the group phase of the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifier. Its next two matches are 31 October against Guyana and 2 November against Mexico. The semi-final stage is 5 November (at Estadio Beto Ávila) while the championship final is 8 November (next door at the Estadio Andrés Quintana Roo).



The FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 runs 26 June to 17 July in nine German cities: Augsburg, Berlin, Bochum, Dresden, Frankfurt, Leverkusen, Mönchengladbach, Sinsheim, and Wolfsburg. Canada has qualified for each of the past four FIFA Women’s World Cups (Sweden 1995, USA 1999, USA 2003, China 2007) and hopes to make it five straight in early November. The top two teams from the CONCACAF championship will qualify for Germany 2011 while the third-place team will face Italy in a two-leg playoff for the final place.

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