Canada Will Play USA On Saturday

Portland, Oregon – Canada’s Women’s World Cup Team will play the United States in the third place game in Carson, California on Saturday, October 11, 2003 after losing 2-1 to Sweden tonight in the semi-final game in front of a sellout crowd of 27,623 spectators.



After 64 minutes of scoreless play, Kara Lang gave Canada the lead on a free kick from 22 yards out that slid through Swedish goalkeeper Caroline Joensson’s fingers and off the left post and into the net.



Sweden would equalize in the 79th minute when Malin Moestrom found a way past Andrea Neil to barely beat a diving Canadian goalkeeper Taryn Swiatek into the right side of the net from 16 yards out.

Portland, Oregon – Canada’s Women’s World Cup Team will play the United States in the third place game in Carson, California on Saturday, October 11, 2003 after losing 2-1 to Sweden tonight in the semi-final game in front of a sellout crowd of 27,623 spectators.



After 64 minutes of scoreless play, Kara Lang gave Canada the lead on a free kick from 22 yards out that slid through Swedish goalkeeper Caroline Joensson’s fingers and off the left post and into the net.



Sweden would equalize in the 79th minute when Malin Moestrom found a way past Andrea Neil to barely beat a diving Canadian goalkeeper Taryn Swiatek into the right side of the net from 16 yards out.



The final blow to Canada’s hopes of playing in next Sunday’s final match came when Hanna Ljungberg crossed the ball to left side of the net where Josefine Oeqvist was waiting to bounce the ball off the left post into the net in the 86th minute.



“I have no complaints with the result or with the team’s performance,” said Head Coach Even Pellerud. “It was an end to end game and Sweden created a few more chances.”



“I am extremely proud of the girls, they showed heart and desire,” added CSA President Andy Sharpe.



In the earlier match of the double header, Germany advanced to the final after defeating the United States 3:0. The final will be played on Sunday, October 12th in Carson, CA.



October 5, 2003 – Women’s World Cup

PGE Park, Portland, Oregon

Attendance: 27,623

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Referee: Katrina Elovitra (FIN)

Assistant Referees: Emilia Parvianen (FIN), Andi Regan (NIR)

Fourth Official: Tqammy Ogston (AUS)

Goals: Canada – Kara Lang (64); Sweden – Malin Mostroem (78), Josefine Oeqvist (86)

Cautions: Sweden – Jane Toernqvist (64)

Canada: 20 – Taryn Swiatek, 2 – Christine Latham (9-Rhian Wilkinson,74), 5 – Andrea Neil, 6 – Sharolta Nonen, 17 – Silvana Burtini (Kristina Kiss, 55), 10 – Charmaine Hooper (c), 12 – Christine Sinclair, 13 – Diana Matheson, 15 – Kara Lang, 16 – Brittany Timko, 18 – Tanya Dennis.

Subs not used: 1 – Karina LeBlanc, 3 – Linda Consolante, 4 – Sasha Andrews, 14 – Carmelina Moscato, 19 – Erin McLeod. Head coach: Even Pellerud

Sweden: 1 – Caroline Joensson, 2 – Karolina Westberg, 3 – Jane Toernqvist, 4 – Hanna Marklund, 5 – Kristin Bengtsson (13 – Sara Johansson, 75), 6 – Malin Mostroem, 9 – Malin Andersson (C) (15 – Therese Sjoegran, 70), 10 – Hanna Ljungberg, 11 – Victoria Svensson, 17 – Anna Sjoestroem (20 – Josefine Oeqvist, 75), 18 – Frida Oestburg

Subs not used: 7 – Sara Larsson, 8 – Frida Nordin, 12 – Sofia Lundgren, 14 – Linda Fagerstroem, 16 – Salina Olsson, 19 – Sara Call

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