Canada finishes second at Cyprus Women’s Cup

Canada falls 0:2 to France in women’s final.

Canada has finished second at the annual Cyprus Women’s Cup in Cyprus. The Canadians reached the final for the fifth consecutive time, but lost 0:2 to France in the 6 March 2012 championship final. In all, Canada posted three wins and one loss in four matches played in Larnaka and Nicosia.

The loss to France also ended an 11-game win streak at the Cyprus Women’s Cup. In the five years since the tournament’s inception, Canada has won it three times and finished runner up twice.

Match Highlights: Canada 0 -2 France, 2012 Cyprus Cup Final

Canada posted wins against Scotland (5:1 on 28 February), Italy (2:1 on 1 March) and Netherlands (1:0 on 4 March) in the lead up to the final. France had also won its three matches in group play to reach the final.

In other classification matches on 6 March: Italy won third place with a 3:1 victory over England; Korea Republic finished fifth by winning 8-7 on kicks from the penalty mark following a 1:1 draw with Finland; Netherlands finished seventh by winning 4-2 on kicks from the penalty mark following a 2:2 draw with New Zealand; Scotland finished ninth after a 2:0 win over South Africa; and Switzerland finished 11th following a 5:0 win over Northern Ireland.

Cyprus Cup 2012: Canada 0 – 2 France, Herdman Reaction

Canada was one of five Olympic teams that participated in the fifth edition of the Cyprus Women’s Cup from 28 February to 6 March. Throughout Canada’s build up towards the London 2012 Olympics, fans are able to track the progress of Canada’s via CanadaSoccer.com, as well as social media platforms on Twitter @CanadaSoccerEN, Facebook, Flickr and CanadaSoccerTV.

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