Canada defeated China in the opening fixture of the 2015 Women’s World cup where and injury time penalty was scored by Candian Christine Sinclair infront of packed 54000 fans in Commonwealth Stadium to get Canada off to a winning start.
For most part of the match both teams canceled each other out but Canada playing at home infront of excited 54 thousand fans offered a little more going forward. Just when it looked like the match will be a 0-0 draw, referee awarded penalty kick when Zhou Rong brought down Adriana Leon. Christine Sinclair hold her nervous and put the ball back of the net.
This was the highest attendant women football match in Canada with a record of 53,600 fans packed in the new Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
Canada 1-0 China Highlights
[ FIFA Women World Cup 2015 ]
90′ 1 – 0 Christine Sinclair (pen.)
Canada being home team will be slightly favorite going into the match and it will be interesting to see how the 8th ranked Canadian women’s team start their campaign under English coach John Herdman. 2015 FIFA Women World Cup was exapned to 24 teams which will last 1 month and it is set to be the biggest women football competition on every scale. Prize money has been increased while the broadcasting structure is also expanded massively making it a top notch sporting copetition. On paper Canada is a much better team having all 5 of the last 5 encounters playing against China and the home advantage will fall into Canada’s favour and that might turn out to be a deciding factor. Last time the both teams meet in world cups, Canada defeated China in the only meeting both teams had in the worlds cup back in 2003.
The game will be shown live on EuroSport 2 in most of the european countries while BBC 3 will broadcast the game live in United Kingdom. You can always tune in at totalSPORTEK to watch the live action of the match as well as goals video once the match is over.
China women football team has been in poor form in 2015 and lost 5 of their last 8 matches only drawing three and are winless in 2015 which makes Canada odds on favourites for the final game.