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FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: Canada loses 2-0 to South Korea in set-pieces

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San Jose, Costa Rica — South Korea played a set piece Canada played Thursday suffered a 2-0 defeat in the opening match of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

The first goal came in the 53rd minute after a series of South Korean corners. Goalkeeper Anna Karpenko came out to get the ball, but she was unable to corral it and instead, the ball fell to the ill-fated defender, daughter of former NHL forward Russ Courtnall. , bounced back with an own goal to Brooklyn Courtnall.

Canada she was burned in another corner in the 62nd minute. Moon Ha-young came off the bench Holly over his ward's head and sent the ball into Farr's post, perhaps with the help of a bit of a shot. Ward despaired of the goal and grabbed her head.

The Canadians pressed in the final minutes but were unable to break through the South Korean defense.

In the Group C match at the Estadio Nacional, Nigeria beat France 1–0 in the rain with his 85th-minute goal from Flourish Sabbastin. The winning goal came five minutes after the French goal from a goalmouth scramble was waved off due to a goalkeeper foul after a video review.

Korea lead Group C on goal difference with Nigeria. Canada is fourth behind France in goal difference.

Heavy rain forced a one-hour hiatus in the first half of the Nigeria-France match, and Canada's start was delayed by 30 minutes to 8:30 p.m. Local time (10:30 PM ET). At kickoff the temperature was 20 degrees for him and it was raining.

In Thursday's Group D match, three-time champions USA edged Ghana 3-0 to her, while defending champions Japan defeated the Netherlands 1-0 to her. Did.

The Canadians will face France at the same venue on Sunday, before completing a round-robin match against Nigeria next Wednesday at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto in Alajuela, some 18 kilometers away.

The Canadian group winner will play the Group D runner-up, while the Group C runner-up will play the Group D winner.

The Canadian women's team beat Puerto Rico 2-0 in her third-place play-off of her CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic in March. I won the right to participate.

Her three Canadian captains, Jade Rose, Olivia Smith and Zoe Barnes, have won the senior cap her seven times in that time. Karpenko has been called up by the senior team but has yet to feature.

It was difficult to seize goal chances in the early stages. If the attack got that far, most attempts missed the point.

USC-bound Barnes showed his talent in the 33rd minute, backheeling the ball on the edge of his box for a South Korean penalty before sending a cross farther.

Canada made a one-handed acrobatic save by South Korean keeper Kim Kyung-hee after Barnes' cross found Simi his Aujo in his 40th minute.

Awujo and Burns were the most dynamic of the Canadians moving the ball.

South Korea got a half-chance from a corner kick in the 47th minute, but Lee's Serang failed to shoot his header down his teammate and Karpenko put it away.

A few minutes later, Chun Garam went behind the defense, but defender Mia Pante strung his ball off. Ward hit a high shot after Rose rampaged through the center.

In the 79th minute, Aujo's header from a free kick went wide.

Costa Rica was originally set to co-host her U-20 event in 2020 with Panama. The tournament was postponed due to the pandemic and Costa Rica eventually took over as the sole host two years later.

Canada qualified for her 2018 U-20 World Cup in France. I didn't get it. In 2016 in Papua New Guinea, the Canadian women's team failed to make it out of the group stage.

Canada has qualified for her eight of her ten U-20 World Cup appearances, and in 2002, young Kristin Sinclair Her team lost to the United States in overtime and finished runner-up. 47,784 hours ahead of him at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

That first event was at her U-19 level before the tournament switched to her U-20 in 2006.

Canada hosted the event in 2014 and lost to Germany in the quarterfinals.

South Korea She finished third in 2010, reaching the quarterfinals in two of her four tournament appearances.

The Canadians, who first met in January, held a camp in Toronto in July and have been in Costa Rica since 2 August. They played a pre-tournament friendly against Japan and lost 2-1.

United States (2002, 2008, 2012), Germany (2004, 2010, 2014), North Korea (2006, 2016), Japan (2018 ) is the only country except Won the U-20 Women's Championship.

Canada's Cindy Tai, who also coaches Dalhousie University's women's team, her coach is one of her nine female coaches in her FIFA tournaments in 16 countries.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 11, 2022.

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