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Jun 27, 2015  |  Vote 0    0

Women’s World Cup: Canada vs. England quarter-final preview

Game takes place at 7:30 p.m. on CTV from B.C. Place in Vancouver


Canada (2-2-0) vs. England (3-0-1)

Location: B.C. Place, Vancouver

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET


Last game: Canada blanked Switzerland through Josée Bélanger’s second-half goal. England came from behind in last 45 minutes to beat their Norwegian opposition 2-1.

At stake: The winning team will move on to a place in the semi-finals and secure a top four finish.

England player to watch: English midfielder Karen Carney, the team’s playmaker in the No. 10 attacking midfielder role, not only facilitates many of the Lionesses’ forward movement but is also the squad’s top scorer in the tournament. Canadian Desiree Scott, who plays against Carney in England’s Women’s Super League, rates her as one of the country’s best overall players.

Projected Starting XI

Canada: Erin McLeod (GK), Allysha Chapman (LB), Kadeisha Buchanan (CB), Lauren Sesselmann (CB), Rhian Wilkinson (RB), Ashley Lawrence (MF), Sophie Schmidt (MF), Desiree Scott (MF), Josée Bélanger (F), Christine Sinclair (F), Melissa Tancredi (F)

England: Karen Bardsley (GK), Claire Rafferty (LB), Steph Houghton (CB), Laura Bassett (CB), Lucy Bronze (RB), Jade Moore (MF), Fara Williams (MF), Karen Carney (MF), Katie Chapman (MF), Toni Duggan (F), Fran Kirby (F)

Next: The winner of Saturday’s match will play the winner of the quarter-final matchup between Japan and Australia.

Toronto Star

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