Canada WNT completes pre-Olympic preparations

Canada finished second in the tournament after a win and a loss. Canada won 2:0 over New Zealand on 14 July and lost 1:2 to Brazil on 17 July.

Canada has completed its pre-Olympic preparations in Switzerland following the two-match Match World Women’s Cup 2012. Canada finished second in the tournament after a win and a loss. Canada won 2:0 over New Zealand on 14 July and lost 1:2 to Brazil on 17 July.

Canada will compete in the London 2012 Olympics from 25 July to 9 August. For full coverage of Canada’s road to the London 2012 Olympics, fans can follow all the news at canadasoccer.com/madeforthis. Fans are also encouraged to connect with Canada’s national teams via Twitter.com/CanadaSoccerENFacebook.com/CanadaSoccerFlickr.com/CanadaSoccer, and YouTube.com/CanadaSoccerTV.

“It is a great place in which we have been able to get the right balance of work, rest and play,” said Canadian head coach John Herdman. “What a classic match today. It was one of those matches that will really set you up for a big tournament.”

With an added-time winner against Canada, Brazil won the Match World Women’s Cup 2012. The final ranking was Brazil first, Canada second, New Zealand third, and Colombia fourth. The best goalkeeper of the tournament was Brazil’s Andreia while the best player of the tournament was Canada’s Diana Matheson.

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.