MONTPELLIER, France – Center back Kadeisha Buchanan scored the pioneering goal on the eve of half-time against Monday's Monday defense as Canada opened his Women's World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win.
Parking the Indessitable Lionesses, ranked in the 46th world, the bus early against No. 5 Canada.
Canada was the first half-story trying to play the ball and a physical Cameroon trying to stop it. Africa was torn by five defenders in a line behind a midfielder when Canada was at the ball, trying to win it back and sending a long ball to a strike ahead.
Sometimes, the Canadians appeared to be searching for perfection when a shot on the target would have been made nice. In the meantime, there was no prisoner with some hard-focused play at Cameroon.
The final breakthrough came in the 45th minute of Janine Beckie's corner. Buchanan, like Exocet's missile, came through the penalty box at the long post, breached the air and went down the ball from the peat into the goal.
The fourth goal in 89 career game for Buchanan – his third and header was the first from February 2016. The relief for Canada was removable.
Canada had 69 per cent in the first half and seven two rooms to Cameroon's two, but only two shots on the target for Cameroon.
Canada is now in command 295 kilometers north-east to Grenoble where she is facing New Zealand on Saturday. The Ferns Football Club opens 19th-Tuesday Tuesday against the Netherlands and eighth.
No wonder the game between the goalkeeper, Stephanie Labbe, behind four of Allysha Chapman, Buchanan, Shelina Zadorsky and Ashley Lawrence. Desiree Scott served as midfielder with Sophie Schmidt and Jessie Fleming behind three of Beckie, Nichelle Prince and Christine Sinclair.
Sinclair, who turns 36 on Wednesday, succeeded in the oldest player in Canada appearing at World Cup. The star winner from Burnaby, B.C., is at his fifth World Cup, three goals from a global record of 184 Abby Wambach's retired goal.
11 Canadian origin came into the game with an aggregate of 1,120 caps, with Sinclair, Schmidt and Scott accounting for 609 of those. Still, coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller was able to imprison a squad with the least experienced prison at 50 caps.
There was only one player, goalkeeper, Annette Ngo Ndom, who played football in the town at the start of Cameroon's start. The defendant Estelle Johnson, a newcomer to the team born in Cameroon but raised in the United States, earned her second cap.
The women from Canada had a smile finishing singing "O Canada" and by Canadian flags in the crowd. Labbe moved to the music as the Canadians focused before kickoff.
The game drew 10,710 small to Stade de la Mosson but pockets of enthusiastic supporters from both sides experienced their presence and provided a good atmosphere.
There were dangerous signs in Canada early on with a pair of corners and a free kick which the Heads of the Heads had one by one but not on target. Cameroon responded with a brief move on his push after Beckie had to work.
Canada came to an end on the 25th when a long ball came from Chapman Beckie on the line. His cross got the prince but his shot went high.
Canada kept coming, trying to turn the screw. The skies opened late in the first half, launching a number of fans in the lower seats on one side scouring for envelopes.
Prince, from a fine life from Chapman, came to an end in the minutes of the first half dying but defendant Cameroon got a foot on the ball to deflect it around the world. Then Buchanan turned the tide.
Cameroon changed to form in the second half, going to his bench and moving a range of advanced players due to more offenses. Claudine Meffometou had little to play with Buchanan's goal in the 70s but her header was from a wide corner.
Cameroon fans did their best to mobilize their troops and the stadium broke into the wave for 20 minutes to go.
Sinclair had a chance in the late game to add to his record. Header and shot went wide before she went close in goalmouth melee, only to bounce the ball into masses of bodies.
The Canadian women came into the game with no record 5-0-3 in 2019. The last loss of the team was a 2-0 stop at the U. -C best-ranked hands last month. Last October in the CONCACAF Ladies Final.
While Canada's defense is strong since that loss, it was difficult to reach targets. Canada exceeded its 8-1 opposition in the eight games between the U.S defeat.
It was the first ever meeting between Canada and Cameroon.
Lionesses Indomitable booked their ticket to France by ending the third at the Ladies Cup in Africa last November. Fifteen of his roster 23 women play soccer club abroad – including nine in France.
Missed Nigeria and South Africa, which ended 1-2 in Africa, open their World Cup games – 3-0 to No. 12 of Norway and 3-1 to No. 13 Spain, respectively.
Cameroon reached the first 16 group at the World Cup, losing 1-0 to France four years ago in Canada. The women in Canada left in the quarter finals after a 2-1 loss for England.
Canada entered the 1-1-1 record match against African attendees at the contest, after reaching Ghana (4-0 in 2007) and reaching and losing to Nigeria (3-3). in 1995 and hit 1-0 in 2011).
Stade de la Mosson was built in 1972 and was extended to 35,000 seats before the Men's World Cup 1998. But for this competition, the upper seats covered by decorative tarps were one of the biggest stands to reduce capacity.
Organized by the contest organizers, he looked from the inside and the outside from the outside.
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