Canada have a home game against Honduras

Canada have a home game against Honduras and this could be a major source of the points that the nation needs to qualify for the World Cup 2018.

For this reason, manager Benito Floro says that the squad will be concentrating heavily on performing exceptionally well throughout the 90 minutes. Canada are unbeaten in the last six matches of all competitions, but that is unlikely to help them qualify for the tournament. Only points will do them good as it is the group stages of the qualification campaign. The nation has reached this round of the competition after beating Belize in the play-offs.

The group stages consists of four nations and there are three home games for every team.Floro is aware that Canada must make use of home games in order to get through. Since Canada have been involved in more friendly matches over the last two years, there is a danger of the team not understanding the seriousness of the match.Floro says that it will not be the case since the team are extremely motivated to win in the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifying games. The manager has promised that the team will attack with intent as they have now. Continue reading “Canada have a home game against Honduras”

Canada has made it into the quarter-finals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Canada reached the quarter-finals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup after defeating Switzerland with a final scoreboard of 1-0.  The only goal of the entire match was scored by Josee Belanger as she found the back of the net at the 52nd minute.

The captain of the Canadian team, Christine Sinclair played a huge role as he provided the cross over to Belanger as she made no mistake in firing it home.

Canada had dominated control of the match since the early stages of the match but despite it’s domination, it was Switzerland which had the best chance to score as Bachmann whipped in a cross into the penalty box of Canada but Lara Dickenmann wasn’t able to reach the ball.

As the match progressed, Canada was putting pressure upon their opponents with shots being fired inside the own half of the Swiss team.

The only goal of the entire match arrived through Belanger in the 2nd half but even though Canada had the lead, they did not fall back and defend instead they continued their search for another goal with continuous charges upfront.

There was a moment when the Canadian appeared to be on the verge of scoring a 2nd goal when Belanger took advantage of a lost ball in front of the net of their rivals and she launched a short range shot which was blocked by the defender Caroline Abbe. Continue reading “Canada has made it into the quarter-finals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup”

Benito Floro dont seems to increase expectation of his Team

Canadian coach Benito Floro says that he is not ready to increase expectations of his team ahead of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. After having taken charge of the Canadian national team in 2013,Floro has had only relative success.

The Spaniard has failed to lead his team to a victory in the last four friendly matches. Their last success in any competition came against Jamaica in a friendly match back in September 2014 when the team won 3-1 with goals from the likes of Edgar and De Jong. The Gold Cup does not start until July 2015. It is seen as the most important competition for North American teams.

Prior to this competition, Canada have matches against the likes of Guatemala in friendlies while British Virgin Islands or Dominica will be their opponents in the World Cup qualifying matches. One of the major difficulties for the Canadian national team is that some of the players are playing in the MLS while the remaining are playing in European football. This means that both groups are not equal in terms of fitness and energy levels.Floro reveals the tough task he has had to manage these two groups of players. The national team will be taking on Guatemala towards the end of March. Continue reading “Benito Floro dont seems to increase expectation of his Team”

Canada vs Iceland leads to a Draw

Canada could only secure a 1-1 draw against Iceland in the latest friendly between the two teams, but head coach Benito Floro was a pleased man. This is because Canada were defeated 2-1 when the two teams met each other just a few days ago.

Floro felt that the defeat was undeserved because Canada played really well. De Rosario scored in that defeat and he was once again the star of the show on Tuesday. His penalty gave Canada the lead after just 30 minutes. Even though Iceland found a way back through a penalty fromFridjonsson, Floro says that the result was fair.

Canada have had just one victory since 2012 and this came in a friendly match against Jamaica back in September. Unfortunately, the team has not been able to build on this result. Continue reading “Canada vs Iceland leads to a Draw”