Canada arrived at Germany 2011 full of hope but crashed out of the group stages without so much as a point. FIFA.com reviews their campaign.
Intrigue was all pervading in Group A at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup with favourites Germany turning in three contrasting performances, France impressing in also qualifying, while Nigeria's solid form left strong Canada last.
Germany and England finished top of their groups thanks to respective defeats of France and Japan, while New Zealand rallied against Mexico to win their first-ever point in the history of the competition.
A late winner from Perpetua Nkwocha has seen Nigeria defeat Canada 1-0 in an action-packed encounter to claim their first FIFA Women’s World Cup win since 1999.
Silvia Neid's side emerged 4-2 victors over France in the battle for top spot in Group A, with Kerstin Garefrekes, Inka Grings (2) and Celia Okoyino da Mbabi making the score-sheet for the hosts.
France’s Group A clash with hosts Germany in Monchengladbach this Tuesday looked set to be one of the most eagerly-anticipated matches of the first round.