Quarterfinal: China v Canada [R]

Discussion in 'Women's International' started by nsa, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    China has taken a minimalist approach to this tournament. Three of the eight teams going home scored as many or more goals than China.

    Just one goal will not cut it in this game against the Canadians.
  2. Tsunami

    Tsunami Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    SD, CA
    Arsenal LFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wisdom vs. Wattage - China's Vets Go Head to Head with Canada's Young Hotshots
    by Inge Bond

    http://www.cybersoccernews.com/Women's World Cup/secondrounds/031001chi-canadv.shtml

    New defender Hooper leads Canada against China

    We all regard China as a great team,” Pellerud continued. “They are a terrible team to play against, because you never get the ball. They keep the ball as long as they want, with their skill and technique. We need to stay very patient and organized and hopefully we can get the ball against all that.”

  3. auger9

    auger9 New Member

    Apr 24, 2003


    Canada is the youngest team left in the World Cup.

    "I worked it out,'' coach Even Pellerud said.

    "I took all the starting lineups. Our average age is 23 and that includes (veterans) Charmaine Hooper and Andrea Neil,'' he said .

    "Russia is 30. China is 28. The Germans are old. The Americans are getting up there.

    "Our average age isn't going to be anywhere near 28 at the next World Cup or at the next two Olympics.''
  4. Allison A

    Allison A New Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    Portland, OR
    It was announced on the Brasil/Sweden TV broadcast that Brasil has an average age of 22, and was also mentioned that they were the youngest team left in the WWC.
  5. auger9

    auger9 New Member

    Apr 24, 2003
    maybe then the article was referring to starting lineups...
  6. Awe-Inspiring

    Awe-Inspiring New Member

    Jan 18, 2000
    Canada is going to win this game.

    Either 2-1 or on PKs after a 1-1 draw.

    Of course, I also thought Brazil would beat Sweden.

    But I think the Canadians have been improving throughout this tournament, and China is not what it was in '99.
  7. TOTC

    TOTC Member

    Feb 20, 2001
    Laurel, MD, USA

    Sinclair will score in the first 10 minutes.

    China will possess the ball 60 percent of the time.

    China will score one goal.

    Charmaine Hooper will take a dive.

    Charmaine Hooper will get a yellow card.

    Someone will get fouled in the penalty area and get awarded a PK.

    The team that takes it and makes it will win the game.
  8. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No longer applies. :)
  9. Charge!

    Charge! Member

    May 7, 2001
    BSG 75
    China gets taken to the woodshed; the Canadians are just too strong offensively (Sinclair, Lang, Latham).

    3-1 Canada. China gets exposed once and for all as the team that did its best stuff on the Adidas commercial.

  10. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    From what I gather Pellerud has not changed his insistence on playing Hooper at defense. If that continues the Chinese will win the game.

    There is no one on Canada's team that can create a goal against the kind of defense China puts up. The other forwards Canada has are very good to great but they MUST be set up or get a lucky rebound against a tight defense.

    Pellerud has been a brilliant coach first for Norway and now for Canada but this is a mistake at this level. Taking your best forward and limiting her touches around goal is the same as spotting China a goal, or maybe two, out of the box.

    I hope I am wrong as I picked Canada to win but the more I think about it the less chance I see for Canada if Hooper plays defense.

    My current thought is 3-1 China.
  11. Mel10

    Mel10 New Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    in your underpants
    I disagree. Hooper is a great forward, but she creates her chances (most of the time) with brute force, and she's not that quick. Latham is almost the same. Lang and Sinclair bring finess and quickness to the mix, and I think the speed they bring will be effective.

    Besides, a strong defensive game is what's going to bring it home for us. That means Hoop on the backline. Hvaing her backl there roughing up the chinese forwards will work more to our advange then not having her back there.

    In reality, no matter what line she'll be on, the other will be missing her presence. You ahve to choose the lesser of the two evils.
  12. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    After watching the Russian sleep walk against Germany and having seen the China vs Russia game and seeing that China has been completly non-dominate in the group of rec soccer, except for defense, I now believe that the game may be still in PKs this time tomorow.

    But maybe Canada will get one or two and we can get some sleep tonight.

    If China could not put up at least 4 against Russia they sure will not get more than 2 against the MUCH better defense of Canada.
  13. DennisM

    DennisM Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Nya Sverige




    Morneau (Go Izzy!)
    Dennis (Good name)
  14. dcajedi

    dcajedi Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    that is FAR easier to pronounce than the Russia-Germany XIs. :D
  15. Femfa

    Femfa New Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Omi god!

    Canada looking great - numerous offensive chances,


    Hooper rocks, beating the goalkeeper to a ball for a delicious header that pops right in.
  16. Femfa

    Femfa New Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    Los Angeles
    It's funny to hear all the Chinese names pronounced with a heavy Spanish accent.

    Morneau is out - leg injury.

    Might hurt Canada later - to have to make such an early sub.
  17. Native Aztexan

    Jan 27, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    12 Min.
    Burtini in for Morneau.
    Injury substitution.

    Bummer. :(
  18. Femfa

    Femfa New Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    Los Angeles
    China mounting a furious attack - five players in the box - a header just goes wide - announcer says China has found their "ritmo".

    And Canada back to other way - keeper saves a hard, but straight to her shot.

    This game is great so far!
  19. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can Canada pull this game off?
  20. Serie Zed

    Serie Zed Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    Going on record now, with Canada up 1-0 (the 18th minute) that the ref and linesmen are going to *#*#*#*# Canada in this one.

    The game could not have been called more one-way to this point.
  21. UFGator98

    UFGator98 Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Forgive me for not following Canada, but why isn't LeBlanc in goal? Is she hurt or is Swiatek just playing better than Karina?
  22. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Karina got shelled by Germany. Swiatek came in for the next match and has given Even no reason not to play her. Stick with the hot hand.

    I love KK, but have to side with Even on this move. Taryn has played huge.
  23. gousa9

    gousa9 New Member

    Aug 28, 1999
    sniff sniff ...

    so tough for me to see izzy go down so early in the game, but the only "positive" thing about this is that she was back on her feet and gave it a go for awhile...just couldn't keep going. so it's not a serious injury (i hope) ... esp since the left knee has been a problem for izzy in the past.

    other than that ... canada looks strong ... we're chasing the ball a lot now and hopefully our defense will stay strong.


  24. UFGator98

    UFGator98 Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Thanks nsa.

    Canada looks really good, they played very well, I hope they can win this one. I know a current Florida Gator who would be very happy if they did.
  25. gousa9

    gousa9 New Member

    Aug 28, 1999
    who could that be???? lol :)



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