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Canada and South Korea draw 0-0, which is friendly to women's soccer

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The Canadian Press

Canadian news agency

David Alter

Canada Women's Adriana Leon (left) battles for the ball with Korean Republic Women's Hyeri Kim during first half international friendly action in Toronto, Ont., Sunday June 26, 2022.
Canadian Women's Adriana Leon (left) ) On Sunday, June 26, 2022, during the first half of the international friendly match in Toronto, Ontario, a Korean woman, Helikim, will compete for the ball. Photo: Chris Young/Canadian Press

Toronto — Boost your opponents at a faster pace of play Despite being overwhelmed, Canada's women's national football team drew 0-0 with South Korea on Sunday afternoon. BMO field.

The Canadian dominated the first half of the friendly match, scoring despite having 71% ownership and shooting 6 shots towards the opponent's goal. I could not do it.

The attack began four minutes after Canada's forward Janin Becky's cross found Jordin Hightema in the penalty area. Huitema's header sailed right next to the goal.

In the 17th minute, Becky made another kick towards the goal. Kadeisha Buchanan bounced off Korean goalkeeper Yoon Young-geul, connected to the bounced header in front of the net, and landed on top of the goal.

Buchanan's attempt was the only shot in the opening half.

The 18th-placed Korean shot only two shots toward the goal in the first half and never hit the target. Ji So-yun got the best chance when a shot from just outside the middle of the box headed to the left side of the goal.

Ji aimed for the team's first shot when he brought the ball from the right side in the 52nd minute, but Canadian goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan tried it. Easily stopped.

Canada continued to push for the opening goal. In the second half, Vanessa Gilles sought a corner kick chance to widen the goal in the 71st minute.

Nichelle Prince was the last of five Canadians in sixth place in 75 minutes. The host side tried to score several times toward the end of the match, but Korea's defense was stable.

In the final play of the injury time, Canada shot three times in a row towards the goal. Shots from Buchanan and Jill were preserved and Dianrose's chances were blocked.

Canada finished with a 13-3 advantage on the shot. Canadian veteran Christine Sinclair did not play in the match, even though it was available as a reserve.

She didn't attend training on Saturday after Canadian head coach Beverly Priestman revealed on Friday that veteran forwards were dealing with an undisclosed injury.

The match was played in front of 15,616 fans and was the only tune-up in Canada before the CONCACAFW Championship in Mexico next month.

This tournament will serve as a qualifier for both the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympics in Australia and New Zealand.

Note: Before the match, Canadian football honored former player Diana Matheson, who retired shortly before the Tokyo Olympics last year. … Jessie Fleming won the 100th cap on the national team and replaced Sinclair as captain.

This report by Canadian Press was first published on June 26, 2022.

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