Sweden Defeats Canada 3-1

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Women’s World Cup Team were defeated 3-1 by 2003 Women’s World Cup silver medalists, Sweden in Shenzhen, China PR on Sunday, February 1st, 2004, at the Four Nations Women’s Tournament.



Canada produced six open goal chances early in the game, but Sweden capitalized with a great shot by Malin Moström in the 33rd minute of play.



Sweden would seize a three goal lead with two additional goals scored by Victoria Svensson and Josefine Öqvist in the 40th and 71st minutes respectfully.



Forward Christine Sinclair of Burnaby, British Columbia put the ball into the net in the 76th minute for Canada’s lone goal of the match.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Women’s World Cup Team were defeated 3-1 by 2003 Women’s World Cup silver medalists, Sweden in Shenzhen, China PR on Sunday, February 1st, 2004, at the Four Nations Women’s Tournament.



Canada produced six open goal chances early in the game, but Sweden capitalized with a great shot by Malin Moström in the 33rd minute of play.



Sweden would seize a three goal lead with two additional goals scored by Victoria Svensson and Josefine Öqvist in the 40th and 71st minutes respectfully.



Forward Christine Sinclair of Burnaby, British Columbia put the ball into the net in the 76th minute for Canada’s lone goal of the match.



Goalkeeper Taryn Swiatek of Calgary, Alberta played 90 minutes for Canada.



Aysha Jamani of Calgary, Alberta and Marie-Eve Nault of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec both earned their first start and second cap with the senior team.



“This was a game of missed opportunities,” said head coach Even Pellerud. “Since the China game, our midfield had a much stronger game; partly due to a higher level of aggressiveness and also by setting up the strikers with better penetrating passing.”



“Brittany Timko was an offensive threat the whole game with well timed and penetrating runs while Sinclair and youngster Aysha Jamani looked dangerous from the beginning to the end. We are still not consistent in either defense or attack. These games are definitely helping us in the right direction, there are some tiered legs in the camp now but I am confident we will give the United States a good fight in the last game on Tuesday.”



Canada’s final game of the tournament is against the United States on Tuesday, February 3rd. The United States have not lost in their two previous games played at this tournament.



Results



01/30/04tUSA vs Sweden (3:0)

ttChina PR vs Canada (2:1)



02/01/04tSweden vs Canada (3:1)

ttChina PR vs USA (0:0)



Remaining Games



02/03/04tUSA vs Canada

ttChina PR vs Sweden



February 1, 2004 – Four Nation Women’s Tournament – China

Shenzhen Stadium – Shenzhen, China

Canada 1 (0)

Sweden 3 (2)

Goals: Canada – Christine Sinclair (76); Sweden – Malin Moström (33); Victoria Svensson (40); Josefine Öqvist (71)

Canada: 22-Taryn Swiatek; 11-Randee Hermus (17-Tanya Dennis, 77); 5-Andrea Neil (13-Diana Matheson, 60); 10-Charmaine Hooper; 14-Aysha Jamani; 15-Veronique Maranda (9-Rhian Wilkinson, 70); 3-Carmelina Moscato; 2-Marie-Eve Nault; 6-Sharolta Nonen; 12-Christine Sinclair; 16-Brittany Timko (7–Isabelle Morneau, 82); Head coach: Even Pellerud.

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