Canada to play USA U-20s in Cyprus Cup final

For more information on this match, please visit the following fixture link.



Canada’s women’s senior team learned today that it will play the United States’ U-20 team in the Cyprus Cup final on Wednesday 12 March. Both Canada and the United States won their respective groups in the 2008 competition. Canada won 2:1 over Russia and 3:0 over Japan last week.



While Canada and the United States’ U-20 team will fight for first place in the competition, Nederland and Japan will play for third place and Scotland and Russia will play for fifth place.

For more information on this match, please visit the following fixture link.



Canada’s women’s senior team learned today that it will play the United States’ U-20 team in the Cyprus Cup final on Wednesday 12 March. Both Canada and the United States won their respective groups in the 2008 competition. Canada won 2:1 over Russia and 3:0 over Japan last week.



While Canada and the United States’ U-20 team will fight for first place in the competition, Nederland and Japan will play for third place and Scotland and Russia will play for fifth place.



Canada’s women’s national team took 24 players to Europe for five preparatory matches. They have already played Russia on 5 March, Japan on 7 March and Scotland today on 10 March (an 0:2 loss in a friendly outside of the competition). After the 12 March final in the Cyprus Cup, Canada will fly to Paris where they will play France in a friendly on 14 March.



Canada is currently preparing for the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament which runs 2-12 April in Mexico. Canada needs to finish amongst the top-two teams in the six-team tournament to win a berth in the Women’s Olympic Tournament Beijing 2008.



In Mexico, Canada is hoping to draw inspiration from letters and photos featuring the “We Believe” theme. Canadian fans and clubs (from all walks of sport and life) are encouraged to send their support to the team via mail (Women’s national team, 580-375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5C6), fax (778.330.1396) or email believe@soccercan.ca). Clubs are especially encouraged to mail signed team photos or short video messages.

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