The World Cup is over for the Canadian women in the sports news and sports on the web. They made a valiant effort on a comeback at B.C. Place but came up just short of their goal on reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time..
Nerves were the main enemy of the Canadian side as an early miss just over the crossbar could have given them an early lead. Then two defensive brain cramps and the next thing you know the ladies are down 2-0. Goals by Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze before the game was fifteen minutes old more or less sealed Canada’s fate of not getting to the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time ever. After the two quick strikes, England became much more defensive and did not give Canada many chances to score. Christine Sinclair got one back for Canada just before the half ended but that was as close as they could get with England’s staunch defensive play. With the win England advances to the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time. England will play Japan in one World Cup Semi-final while Germany and the United States will square off in the other.
On a side note, England is ranked sixth in the world while Canada is ranked eighth. Japan comes in at number four, with Germany in number one and the United States ranked second. These rankings were posted coming into the World Cup
So if you go completely by rankings, Germany should play Japan in the World Cup Final and win it. But that is the beauty of sports. Some strange things can happen along the way and that is why you play the games. Canada might be out of the World Cup for this year but with all of the young talent coming through the ranks, the future looks bright for women’s soccer in Canada. Who knows, maybe a World Cup is in the countries future. It’s too bad the Men’s program is not at the same level.
And that’s the sports news and sports on the web, or the way I see it anyway.
“No Guts No Glory”
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