Canada WNT to face Netherlands on 4 March.
Canada only needs a draw in its final group-stage match at the 2012 Cyprus Women’s Cup against the Netherlands on Sunday 4 March (14.30 local / 07.30 ET / 04.30 PT) to book a place in the final.
After taking a maximum six points from its opening two matches in Cyrpus, Canada sits atop Group B and would be likely to advance even should the team lose its final group-stage match – but Head Coach John Herdman is urging his players to focus on a putting in a strong performance against the Dutch.
Cyprus Cup 2012: Canada looking to book place in final
“Certainly we want to finish top of the group and beat the Netherlands,” said Herdman after Canada’s training session on 3 March.
“There’s going to be an exciting challenge out there, and I think the girls are ready for it.“
Canada, the two-time defending champion at the Cyprus Cup, defeated Scotland 5:1 on 28 February in its first match before scoring late to beat Italy 2:1 on 1 March in its second contest at the tournament.
Throughout the 2012 Cyprus Women’s Cup, fans will be able to track the progress of the Canadian team in Cyprus via CanadaSoccer.com, as well as social media platforms on Twitter @CanadaSoccerEN, Facebook, Flickr and CanadaSoccerTV.
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