Pregame notes: Canada v Korea DPR – U-20 Women’s World Cup

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Match details:
August 12, 2014
U-20 Women’s World Cup
Montreal, Olympic Stadium

Broadcast details:
CBC
19.00 ET / 17.00 MT / 16.00 PT
(Match will be shown live in Eastern Canada and will be on tape delay in Western Canada. A live webstream is available at cbcsports.ca)

Canada roster:

1 – GK – Kailen Sheridan | USA / Clemson University
2 – D – Sura Yekka | CAN / Brams United
3 – D – Kinley McNicoll | USA / University of Wisconsin
4 – D – Kylie Davis | CAN / Comètes de Laval
5 – D – Kadeisha Buchanan | CAN / Ottawa Fury FC
6 – D – Rebecca Quinn | USA / Duke University
7 – M – Ashley Campbell | CAN / Toronto Lady Lynx
8 – M – Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC
9 – F – Nichelle Prince | CAN / Toronto Lady Lynx
10 – M – Ashley Lawrence | CAN / Ottawa Fury FC
11 – F – Janine Beckie | USA / Texas Tech University
12 – D – Victoria Pickett | CAN / Glen Shields
13 – D – Lindsay Agnew | USA / The Ohio State University
14 – M – Vanessa Grégoire | CAN / Comètes de Laval
15 – D – Jordane Carvery | CAN / Glen Shields
16 – M – Sarah Kinzner | CAN / Calgary Foothills
17 – F – Amandine Pierre-Louis | CAN / Comètes de Laval
18 – GK – Marie-Joëlle Vandal | CAN / Dynamo de Québec
19 – F – Valérie Sanderson | CAN / Comètes de Laval
20 – M – Emma Fletcher | USA / Louisiana State University
21 – GK – Rylee Foster | CAN / Woodbridge SC

Korea DPR roster:

1 – GK – KIM Chol Ok – (April 25 SC, PRK)
2 – D – SONG Kyong Hui – (Sobaeksu SC, PRK)
3 – D – CHOE Sol Gyong – (Rimyongsu, PRK)
4 – D – CHOE Yong Mi – (Pyongyang City SC, PRK)
5 – M – KANG Ok Gum – (Amrokgang SC, PRK)
6 – D – KIM Hyang Mi – (Kalmaegi SC, PRK)
7 – M – CHOE Yun Gyong – (April 25 SC, PRK)
8 – M – RIM Se Ok – (Amrokgang SC, PRK)
9 – M – RI Hyang Sim – (Amrokgang SC, PRK)
10 – F – RI Un Sim – (April 25 SC, PRK)
11 – M – KIM Phyong Hwa – (Hwangryongsan, PRK)
12 – D – JON So Yon – (April 25 SC, PRK)
13 – M – KIM Mi Gyong – (Sobaeksu SC, PRK)
14 – D – RI Kum Suk – (Sobaeksu SC, PRK)
15 – F – JO Ryon Hwa – (Wolmido SC, PRK)
16 – D – RI Un Yong – (Sobaeksu SC, PRK)
17 – M – CHOE Un Hwa – (Ponghwasan SC, PRK)
18 – GK – RIM Yong Hwa – (Sobaeksu SC, PRK)
19 – F – RI Kyong Hyang – (April 25 SC, PRK)
20 – F – KIM So Hyang – (Sobaeksu SC, PRK)
21 – GK – JANG Yong Sim – (Wolmido SC, PRK)

CanW20 arrive in Montreal / Photo by Canada Soccer

CanW20 arrive in Montreal / Photo by Canada Soccer

Notes:

Canada and Korea DPR have met just once before at a U-20 Women’s World Cup. It came in the last group match during the 2012 edition of the tournament, where Korea DPR came out on top 2:1.

Canada and Ghana are currently tied with three points in Group A. However, Canada has the edge on goal differential, which puts them in second place.

All three goals Canada has conceded during the tournament have come in the opening 22 minutes of play.

Ri Un Sim of Korea DPR is in a tie for second in scoring. In 145 minutes of play, she has two goals and two assists. Canada’s best scoring threat thus far has been striker Nichelle Prince, who has a goal and a helper. Her goal was the game winner against Finland.

Striker Janine Beckie and defender Kadeisha Buchanan both go into this match sitting on yellow cards. Midfielder Ashley Lawrence was shown a yellow card in Canada’s opener against Ghana.

Swiss referee Esther Staubli will be at the helm for this match. She’ll be joined by assistants from Belgium and Sweden. The fourth official is from Fiji.

This is the final match of the group stage for Canada. If they advance, their next action would be on the weekend for the quarterfinals.

Quotes:

Canadian head coach Andrew Olivieri
“North Korea have a lot of quality; they’re the third-best team in the world in terms of [women’s] youth programmes. There have been some good moments from us and we’ve improved as our games have gone on, but we need to start better in this one. We’re going to need 90 minutes of quality football to get a result.”

 


 

About the author:
Sandra Prusina is a journalist and broadcaster based out of Calgary, Canada. She has covered women’s soccer since 2010. She’s also a segment reporter for Olympic Broadcast Services, traveling to Vancouver, London and Sochi to work for the host broadcaster.

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