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Canada learns schedule for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016

Posted on 30 May 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-17

Canada will face Cameroon, Germany, and Venezuela in the group phase of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016. The 16-nation draw was unveiled on Monday 30 May, with two nations from each of four groups escaping the three-match group phase.

Canada will face Cameroon on 30 September in Irbid, Germany on 3 October in Amman, and Venezuela on 7 October again in Amman.

"This will be a great experience for our players as all three opponents have very different styles of play," said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer's Women's National U-17 Coach. "For our youth players, this will be an opportunity to get to experience those styles. It is an opportunity to get to adapt, to get more games, and to get more experience to grow and develop."

The groups were defined as follows:
Group A: Jordan, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand
Group B: Venezuela, Germany, Cameroon, Canada
Group C: Nigeria, Brazil, England, Korea DPR
Group D: USA, Paraguay, Ghana, Japan

From 16 nations, eight will escape the group phase to reach the quarter finals, where Canada have landed three times in four trips to FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. Canada are hoping to go one step further and reach the semi finals at Jordan 2016.

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 runs 30 September to 21 October, with the 32 matches to be played at four stadiums in Amman, Ibid, and Al Zarqa.

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