CN-W vs NZ-W Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Canada can take a giant step towards the knockout stage when they play New Zealand in Game-2 of FIFA Women’s World Cup match at Stade des Alpes.
Teams: Canada and New Zealand
New Zealand: 19
Canada are coming off a hard-fought win over Cameroon. Despite the North American side bossing the possession, Annette Ngo Ndom was hardly tested in goal. But Kadeisha Buchanan settled the nerves when she headed in from the corner at the stroke of half time.
Cameroon on their part did little to rattle Canada and were largely focused on defending.
New Zealand know they face a potential elimination game against Canada after suffering a last gasp defeat against the Netherlands in their opening world cup game.
However, a point will be a good return as well considering four best third-placed sides will go through to the knockout rounds.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 match will be played between Canada and New Zealand at Stade des Alpes, in Grenoble, France. The ground has a capacity of 20,068. The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Thursday, June 16.
Sony Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 matches in India. Premier members can also enjoy the live action on the official SonyLiv App.
Recent form (Last six matches) Canada – W W W W W W New Zealand – W W L W D L
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Canada Team News:
Changes are not expected in Canada line-up as Kenneth Heiner-Møller may stick with the same playing 11 which started against Cameroon.
Christine Sinclair will be leading the attack for Canada as she aims fur more goals which will see her overtake Abby Wambach as the all-time leading goalscorer in women football.
Meikayla Moore pulled out of the world cup after the 23-year-old defender ruptured her Achilles tendon in training in Le Havre, France.
Uncaped Nicole Stratford has been named as a replacement for Moore in the Football Ferns squad.
Striker Sarah Gregorius was down for few minutes in the first game after a heavy collision with Dutch centre-back Dominique Bloodworth. She was later given a thumbs up and finished the match. The 31-year-old should start the game.
Here is the full New Zealand squad:
Goalkeepers: Victoria Esson, Erin Nayler, Nadia Olla
Defenders: CJ Bott, Abby Erceg, Anna Green, Sarah Morton, Ali Riley, Stephanie Skilton, Rebekah Stott, Ria Percival, Nicole Stratford