Canada finishes second in the group stage after a narrow 1:0 loss to USA at the Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship
Canada have successfully advanced to the Semi-Finals after placing second in the group stage at the 2022 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. They finished the group stage with a strong defensive performance and held group winners USA to a single goal in a 1:0 loss on Thursday. American Kennedy Fuller scored the only goal on a header midway through the first half. Canada previously won back-to-back matches against Jamaica and Puerto Rico earlier in the week at the Tampa Sportsplex in Tampa, FL, USA.
Canada are the first nation to hold this USA group to just a single goal after the Americans won friendly matches against the Netherlands (3:0) and Germany (3:1) as well this week’s Concacaf matches against Puerto Rico (12:0) and Jamaica (11:0). With Canada through to the knockout phase, they will have two more matches ensuring that Canada’s top young players will have featured across five youth international matches this week at the 2022 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship.
Canada’s next match will be against Mexico on Friday 5 August (11.00 local / 11.00 ET / 08.00 PT) in the Semi-Finals of the Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. Matches are broadcast live on the Concacaf Go App, with the Final scheduled for Sunday 7 August. Throughout the competition, fans will find extended coverage across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube featuring the hashtag #canw15.
Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship:
League A (seven highest ranked teams and guest team): Canada, Costa Rica, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USA, and Wales.
League B (next 12 best ranked teams): Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago.
League C (lowest ranked teams): Anguilla, Aruba, Belize, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos Islands, and US Virgin Islands.
CANADA SOCCER’S WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Canada are Olympic champions (Tokyo in 2021), two-time bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016), and two-time Concacaf champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in seven consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2019) and four consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2021). At Tokyo 2020, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team became the first Canadian team to win three consecutive medals at the Summer Olympic Games and just the third nation in the world to win three medals in women’s soccer.
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won four Concacaf youth titles: the 2004 and 2008 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship, the 2010 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, and the 2014 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all seven editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish at Uruguay 2018).
CAN 0:1 USA
GOALS / BUTS :
USA 17’ Kennedy Fuller (head / tête) 1-0 (a. Mya Brandon)
CANADA – 1 GK Noelle Henning capt.; 11 Sandrine Brault, 4 Emily Wong, 5 Yasmine Décombe, 3 Mya Angus (9 Annabelle Chukwu 43′), 2 Sadie Brault, 13 Bianca Hanisch (8 Taegan Stewart 64’), 6 Juliette Perreault (17 Keelyn Stewart 64’), 16 Liana Tarasco (15 Marée Anne van Doesburg 57’), 14 Keira Martin (12 Isabelle Chukwu 57’), 7 Nikolina Istocki (10 Shaden Al Asad 64’). Coach / entraîneure Jasmine Mander. Unused substitute / substitut non utilisé : 18 GK Sierra Gallant.
Performance of the Match / Performance du match:
Bianca Hanisch : http://canadasoccer.com/profile/?id=56003
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GROUP / GROUPE A :
1. MEX 9 points (+7 goals / buts)
2. DOM 6 points (0)
3. WAL 3 points (+1)
4. CRC 0 points (-8)
GROUP / GROUPE B:
1. USA 9 points (+24 goals / buts)
2. CAN 6 points (+7)
3. PUR 3 points (-13)
4. JAM 0 points (-17)