Canada eliminated from FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after draw with Tanzania

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Canada exited the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup on Tuesday after drawing debutante Tanzania 1-1 in its closing opening-round sport.

The Canadians went into the competition needing a win at DY Patil Stadium and a few assist from Japan, within the type of a victory or tie with France within the different Group D sport kicking off concurrently in Goa, to remain alive on the match.

Amanda Allen opened the scoring for Canada from the penalty spot. Veronica Mapunda tied it up for Tanzania.

In desperation mode, the Canadians modified formation and threw all the things in assault because the clock wound down and thru 9 minutes of stoppage time. But Tanzania defended resolutely and Canada lacked a scientific end with a Jade Bordeleau shot in stoppage time dealt with by the Tanzania ‘keeper.

Underdog story

Known because the Serengeti Girls, Tanzania is making its debut at a FIFA World Cup occasion. And it turned heads Saturday with a 2-1 upset win over France after dropping 4-0 to Japan in its opener.

Canada opened play with a 1-1 draw with France earlier than falling 4-0 to Japan on Saturday.

Japan (3-0-0, 9 factors) beat France 2-0 to complete atop the group. Tanzania (1-1-1, 4 factors) completed runner-up whereas Canada (0-1-2, two factors) completed third forward of France (0-2-1, one level).

The prime two groups in every of the 4 teams advance to the quarter-finals. France received the match in 2012 whereas Japan lifted the trophy in 2014.

Spain is the defending champion, having received in 2018 when Canada positioned fourth. The 2020 match was cancelled because of the pandemic.

Tanzania’s senior ladies’s aspect is ranked 152nd on the earth, sandwiched between St. Lucia and Timor-Leste, and a few 145 rungs beneath Olympic champion Canada.

Key attackers absent

Canada went forward within the 14th minute on an Allen penalty after Annabelle Chukwu was taken down within the Tanzania penalty field after dispossessing captain Noela Luhala. Chukwu, who scored off the bench in opposition to France, went down as she negotiated her means by three defenders,

Allen beat Tanzania goalkeeper Zulfa Makau cleanly with the spot kick.

Tanzania answered within the thirty fifth minute after failing to clear a nook. The ball hit a number of our bodies and got here to Mapunda, whose correct shot beat Canadian ‘keeper Coralie Lallier.

Canada will rue the play, having conceded the nook after the ball bounced off a defender beneath strain from a Tanzania attacker.

Both groups have been lacking key attackers on the match by damage.

Canada’s Rosa Maalouf led the CONCACAF U-17 Championship with 12 targets whereas Clara Luvanga scored 10 in qualifying for Tanzania.

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