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Sinclair brings home Canada late show

Inspirational Canada captain Christine Sinclair scored an injury-time penalty to lift the host nation to a tense 1-0 win over China PR as the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ kicked off in front of a record crowd.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"It was a good start to the tournament for Canada. We had double the amount of possession they did and outshot them by double. The girls have now had that experience of coming out and playing in front of 50,000 people, and that is not easy," John Herdman, Canada coach.

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17:54
The final whistle sounds.
17:53
90'+MA J (China PR) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SESSELMANN (Canada).
17:52
90'+ SINCLAIR (Canada) successfully converts the penalty!
17:51
90'+LEON (Canada) is fouled inside the box by ZHAO R (China PR).
17:47
87' MA J (in) comes off the bench to replace GU YS (out) (China PR)
17:43
83'SCHMIDT (Canada) sees an effort go off target.
17:42
83'ZHANG R (China PR) commits a foul.
17:42
82'WANG F (China PR) pulls off a save.
17:42
82'SINCLAIR (Canada) sees her effort hit the target.
17:42
82'SINCLAIR (Canada) sees one of her shots blocked.

LYG - Player of the Match

Midfielder

Statistics

Ball possession
62
%
38

Attempts

14Attempts5
4On-Target1
6Off-Target4
4Blocked0

Disciplinary

8Fouls Committed15
1Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0

Attacking

0Corners2
3Offsides1
16Free kicks11
1Saves3

Line-ups

Canada
CanadaCAN
China PR
China PRCHN
(GK)
12
(GK)
(C)
11
71'
(C)
10
62'
14
77'
17
87'
61'
42'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
21
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
6
61'
8
87'
71'
19
77'
18
42'
20
62'
CoachCoach
John HERDMAN (ENG)HAO Wei (CHN)

Match Facts

Edmonton

While more than a million people now call Greater Edmonton home, it has lost none of the small-town friendliness and western hospitality for which it has always been famous.

Commonwealth Stadium

  • Stadium nameCommonwealth Stadium
  • CityEdmonton
  • Year constructed1978
  • Overall capacity28120

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 26° CTemperature
  • 16 m/sWind
  • 30 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Kateryna MONZUL
    Ukraine
    UkraineUKR
  • Assistant Referee 1: Natalia RACHYNSKA (UKR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Sanja RODAK (CRO)
  • Fourth official: Stephanie FRAPPART (FRA)

Groups

Group A
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
Canada
CAN
31202115
China PR
CHN
31113304
Netherlands
NED
31112204
New Zealand
NZL
302123-12

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