Canada WNT faces South Africa on Saturday

Canada faces South Africa in Coventry on 28 July 2012.

Canada will face South Africa on the second group day of the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament this Saturday 28 July. The two sides will meet in Coventry, England for a 14.45 local kick off at the City of Coventry Stadium. The Canada-South Africa match follows the Japan-Sweden group match which kicks off at 12.00.

Canada and South Africa have faced each other once before at the international level. Canada won that 1 March 2010 match 2:1 at the Cyprus Women’s Cup. Substitute-for-the-day Christine Sinclair assisted on both Canadian goals in the victory.

From the goal out, Canada’s Olympic squad features Karina LeBlanc and Erin McLeod as goalkeepers, Emily Zurrer, Carmelina Moscato, Robyn Gayle, Rhian Wilkinson, Candace Chapman, Chelsea Stewart and Lauren Sesselmann as defenders, and Kaylyn Kyle, Diana Matheson, Desiree Scott, Christine Sinclair, Sophie Schmidt, Melissa Tancredi, Kelly Parker, Jonelle Filigno and Brittany Timko from the midfield up through to the attack.

Twelve teams will compete at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament from 25 July to 9 August. Teams are split into three groups, with Great Britain, Brazil, Cameroon and New Zealand in Group E, Canada, Japan, South Africa and Sweden in Group F, and Colombia, France, Korea DPR and USA in Group G. In the London 2012 group phase, Canada will face Japan on 25 July, South Africa on 28 July, and Sweden on 31 July.

For full coverage of Canada’s road to the London 2012 Olympics, fans can follow all the news at CanadaSoccer.com. Fans are also encouraged to connect with Canada’s national teams via twitter.com/CanadaSoccerENfacebook.com/CanadaSoccerflickr.com/canadasoccer, and youtube.com/canadasoccertv.

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