Canada draw with Netherlands, enters knockout stage: FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 scores, highlights
Women’s World Cup 2015 is all set to enter the knock out stage, making things all the more enticing for soccer crazy fans across the worl. Meanwhile the hosts have finally entered knockout stage after playing draw in their latest match. China too have managed to enter the last 16.
But things were not as good as many thought. Canadian eves could’nt manage a win against their European adverseries and played out a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands in Montreal. For Canada, Ashley Lawrence scored the first goal but Kirsten Van De Ven netted the equaliser three minutes before the final whistle.
To be true it was disappointing for many fans who werer expecting Canada to go for the kill. Meanwhile in other match of the day, China managed to secure a 2-2 draw against New Zealand. Wang Li-si and Wang Shan-shan scored a goal each for China, while New Zealand’s goals were scored by Rebekah Stott and Hannah Wilkinson.
China has definitely impressed many soccer fans this year. They are playing much better than top sides and will pose huge threat in the knockout stage. Canada ended the first round with five points from three games. As Group A winners, Canada will now face the best third-place finisher from Group C, D, or E in Vancouver on Sunday.Â “This team needs to keep on a roll,” said Canada coach John Herdman. “We wanted to win the group because we wanted to go back to BC (Vancouver) and give the fans what they’ve been waiting for. We want to avoid Germany, the USA, our team isn’t ready for them yet but we will be by the end of the tournament. When the knockout rounds come you’ll see another level from the teams and we hope we can put it out there for the public,” Herdman added.
On the other hand China managed to get thr seconthelace in Group A and they will now play the second-placed finisher in Group C – Japan, Switzerland or Cameroon – in Edmonton on Saturday.The Netherlands still have the chance to advance to second round as one of the four best third-place finishers, but the tournament is over for New Zealand.