Canada fall 0:2 to Korea Republic in opener at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022


Canada lost 0:2 to Korea Republic in their opening match at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022. Canada played a strong defensive match, but were unable to capitalize on their scoring chances. Both Korea Republic goals were scored in the second half from set plays.

Canada conceded an unfortunate own goal from a corner kick in the 53rd minute and then Korea doubled their lead on a Mun Hayeon header from a Bae Yebin corner kick.

“We are in a tough group and the kids grew into the game after they got settled, but goals from two set plays did us in,” said Cindy Tye, Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-20 National Team Coach. “We had some opportunities to score, so we need to finish those chances in the next games.”


Canada have been drawn into Group C for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 and will face France on Sunday 14 August, and Nigeria on Wednesday 17 August. All of Canada’s matches will be broadcast live on TSN and RDS. Beyond the group phase, the Quarter-Finals are 20 and 21 August, the Semi-Finals are 25 August, and both the Match for Third Place and Final. Fans will find extended coverage for the Canadian Championship across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #canw20.

Canada are Olympic champions (Tokyo in 2021), two-time bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016), and two-time Concacaf champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in seven consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2019) and four consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2021). At Tokyo 2020, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team became the first Canadian team to win three consecutive medals at the Summer Olympic Games and just the third nation in the world to win three medals in women’s soccer.

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won four Concacaf youth titles: the 2004 and 2008 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship, the 2010 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, and the 2014 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all seven editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish at Uruguay 2018).

CAN 0 : 2 KOR

Goals / Buts
KOR 53′ CAN own goal / but contre son camp 1-0 (o.g.)
KOR 62′ Mun Hayeon (header / tête) 2-0 (a. Bae Yebin)

CANADA – 1 GK Anna Karpenko; 14 Brooklyn Courtnall (15 Elisabeth Tse 76′), 12 Vivianne Bessette, 4 Jade Rose capt., 3 Mia Pante (16 Keera Melenhorst 76′), 13 Simi Awujo, 8 Sonia Walk, 2 Zoe Burns, 11 Kaila Novak, 9 Miya Grant-Clavijo (7 Florianne Jourde 62′), 18 Olivia Smith (17 Holly Ward 54′) Coach / entraîneure Cindy Tye. Unused substitutes / substituts non utilisés: 20 GK Sierra Giorgio, 21 GK Coralie Lallier, 5 Annika Leslie, 6 Zara Chavoshi, 10 Nikayla Small, 19 Serita Thurton

Performance of the Match / Performance du match:
Simi Awujo :

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