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FIFA Women's World Cup

Canada-France: Quotes

Head coach Carolina Morace of Canada
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Bruno Bini, France coach
I said after the first match that we had three points and nobody can take them away from us, well now we have six points and nobody can take those away from us either! However, I went to a school in a little village where I studied maths and I know that those six points do not necessarily guarantee qualification. At 11 o’clock tonight I can tell you how important this victory was!

Carolina Morace, Canada coach
I think we started well and missed a chance to score in the early stages. Diana Matheson was about to shoot, but the ball bounced and until that point we had played very well. We gave up the first goal when the ball was with us, and sometimes in football you must clear the ball without thinking too much about where it will go. That mistake shook our confidence. We made many mistakes after that while the French team didn’t make a single mistake. They played the perfect game.

Gaetane Thiney, France forward and Player of the Match
I made a lot of sacrifices to be where I am today, and it is a big pleasure for me to score two goals in this kind of stadium with great atmosphere. We really felt very good and we stopped worrying about Canada after ththe first 15 minutes.