The Canadians have a date with the Brazilians, seventh in the world, Friday, in the first round of qualifying.
Despite allowing their first goal in the competition in that match, the Britons managed to hold their place at the top of Group E with a 2-0-1 record.
The Canadians, eighth in FIFA, finished the group stage with a victory against the Chileans Two invalid judgments.
It was Adriana Lyon who scored the only goal for the Canadians in the 55th minute against England.
Defender Ashley Lawrence carried the ball deep into the opponent’s area before handing it in front of the net to Lyon. The Ontario striker didn’t miss her chance with a perfect left-footed shot.
She was included in the squad midway through the second half, and Britain’s top scorer, Eileen White, was unable to turn the tide. Rather, Caroline Weir succeeded with a long shot that deviated in front of Stephanie Labbe’s net.
The Alberta goalkeeper returned to her position afterwards Leaving the first game due to a rib injury. Kaelen Sheridan defended the Canadian goal in the next match against Chile.
We control our destiny. We’re out of the group, we haven’t lost in three matches and we have another in three days,” Lappé said after the match. We have to prepare quickly, take what we can from this match and leave behind the frustration of not winning it. We have to move on because we have to focus on another match.
We know what our goal is and we are still on the right track to achieve it, Wasel Sports from Edmonton.
Comfort for Sinclair
For the first time in the tournament, Kristen Sinclair and Desiree Scott were not among Canada’s 11 rookie players. After starting the first duels, Shelena Zadorsky and Jesse Fleming acted as substitutes.
For her part, Quebec Evelyn Vince made her debut in Tokyo.
It was the second clash in the international tournaments between Canada and Great Britain, who overtook the swordsmen in the quarter-finals of the London Games, in 2012. The maple leaf representatives won 2-0 before continuing their journey to the third step of the tournament. Platform.
They repeated this feat four years later, at the Rio Games, where they also won a bronze medal.
In the last match of Group E, Japan (10th) defeated Chile (37) with a score of 1-0 to finish third. The two best teams from the three groups, as well as the two best teams, will advance to the playoffs.
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