Canada WNT wish all the best to w17 girls in Azerbaijan
Posted on 19 September 2012 in Women's U-17 Team
On their way to Toronto to celebrate their London 2012 success, Canada's women's national "A" team took a few minutes to wish the U-17 team all the best at Azerbaijan 2012. After all, it will be this Saturday 22 September that Canada's young players take part in the 16-team FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
"It's going to be one of their best football experiences to play in a FIFA (U-17) Women's World Cup," said Olympic medallist and CONCACAF champion Emily Zurrer. "The national team will be there in spirit with them, so we wish them all the best at Azerbaijan 2012."
Canada will meet Nigeria on the opening day of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. The match will be broadcast live on CBCSports.ca at 08.00 ET / 05.00 PT (17.00 local time in Baku). Future group matches are 25 September against Colombia and 29 September against host Azerbaijan.
Canada's national "A" team, bronze medal winners at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, arrived in Toronto on Wednesday 19 September in advance of the Canadian Olympic Team's Friday parade in downtown Toronto.
Earlier this month, both teams had the opportunity to meet on 7 September at BMO Field before Canada's home (men's) FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match in Toronto.
"We were lucky enough to meet the U-17 girls in Toronto," said Olympic medallist and CONCACAF champion Kaylyn Kyle. "We are extremely proud and we are very supportive of these hard-working women. Bring home the gold Canada!"
The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 runs 22 September to 13 October. This marks the third edition of the competition, with Canada having competed in both previous editions. In March of this year, Canada qualified for Azerbaijan 2012 en route to finishing second at the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship in Guatemala.