Canada and Netherlands open with wins in Group B action.
With a 5:1 victory, Canada stands in first place in Cyprus Women’s Cup Group B action. Both Canada and Netherlands won their opening matches on 28 February 2012, although Canada leads the group on goal differential after the first match. Both Group B matches were played at GSZ Stadium in Larnaka, Cyprus today, with Netherlands winning the opening match 2:1 over Italy and Canada winning the second match 5:1 over Scotland.
Kelly Parker, Sophie Schmidt (two), Christine Sinclair and Melissa Tancredi scored for Canada. Desiree Scott was named Canada’s player of the match.
In Group A action, France won 3:0 over Switzerland while England came from behind to win 3:1 over Finland. In Group C action, New Zealand won 2:0 over Northern Ireland and Korea Republic won 2:1 over South Africa.
This marks the fifth edition of the Cyprus Women’s Cup, with Canada serving as three-time champions (2008, 2010 and 2011).
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.
More than a place just for lounging in the sun, there’s lots of things happening in Cyprus all the year round. From cultural performance with big name stars, sports events to participate in or watch, to informative conferences where you can meet like minds. You’ll be surprised at what you can enjoy here. Visit the official website of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation for more details.
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