Canada and Ireland face off this Wednesday morning (26/7), at 9 am (Brasília time) for the second round of Group B of the Women’s World Cup. The game will take place at Rectangular Stadium in Perth, Australia. The Irish lost in the first game against hosts Australia. Thus, they need a good result. Otherwise, they can end the round already eliminated. The Canadian team left a lot to be desired at the start. After all, they only drew 0-0 with Nigeria. But he comes as a favorite. Thus, if he confirms what is expected of him, he wins the game and is very close to the vacancy for the round of 16. The group is led by Australia, which has three points and will only play Thursday morning against Nigeria in Brisbane.
In this game, veteran striker Christine Sinclair could become the first player to score in six different World Cups. A national team defender since 2001, the 40-year-old veteran helped her team win Olympic gold at the Tokyo Games and hopes to end her career with a strong World Cup campaign. It should be remembered that Sinclair is the top scorer among national teams, considering both men’s and women’s football.
where to look
Cazé TV (YouTube) and the Fifa channel (www.fifa.com) broadcast the match from 9 a.m. (Brasília time). But Cazé opens the transmission 1 hour before.
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Canada will have the return of an important player, Fleming. After all, the supporter didn’t feature on the debut against the Nigerians and was greatly missed by coach Beverly Priestman’s team. With Fleming, Grosso and Rose supporters can launch more attacks. This will be important in a match where everything indicates that Itrlands will play closed. In front of Huitema and Sinclair will form the attacking duo.
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In Ireland, coach Vera Pauw should not change the scheme and the base which sold the loss to the Australians dearly. Thus, the team will have three defenders, two full-backs who do not advance much, two defensive midfielders, but many direct links with the duo Sheva and Carusa. However, there is a mystery in the composition. After all, defender Louise Quinn came out of the loss to Australia with a lot of pain in her right foot, she hasn’t practiced and could miss the team.
CANADA X IRELAND
Women’s World Cup – Group B – 2nd round
Date and time: 07/26/2023, 09:00 a.m. (from Brasilia)
Local: Rectangular Stadium, Perth (ARG)
Canada: Sheridan; Riviere, Buchanan, Gilles and Lawrence; Fleming and Grosso; Rose, Leon; Sinclair and Huitema. Technician: Beverly Priestman
Ireland: Brosnan; Fahey, Quinn and Connolly; Payne, O’Sullivan, Littlejohn, McCabe and Farrelly; Sheva and Carusa. Technician: Vera Pauw
Arbitrator: Laura Fortunato (ARG)
helpers: Mariana De Almeida and Daiana Milone (both from Argentina)
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