The Women’s World Cup has been attracting a lot of eyes over the course of the last few weeks, and rightly so. Women’s football has been on the rise for quite some time now, and it’s great to see that the wider fanbase is starting to show some more appreciation for that. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but we’re on the right path – finally.
One nation that seems to be going pretty strong over in France is none other than Canada. We’ve known for quite some time that they’re big time players in the women’s international football scene, but it feels like they’ve really cemented that as time has gone on. They may still be considered the little sisters to their United States neighbours, but we’ve got a funny feeling that they’re going to keep ruffling a few feathers as this tournament goes on.
Make a statement
They managed to kick off their campaign with a less than convincing triumph over Cameroon, before seeing off the challenge of New Zealand as reported by BBC. From a defensive point of view it certainly feels and seems like they’re on the right track, but it’s just a case of killing off their opponents when it matters the most. They’ll be aiming to do just that against the Netherlands, in a tie that should test them a little bit more as they prepare for the knockout stages.
Toronto Star‘s reporting certainly makes it seem and feel like there’s a high level of confidence heading into this tie, but in truth, you never really know what to expect – especially on the international stage. We’re excited to see how the players mesh together knowing that the next stage of the tournament is right around the corner, because let’s face it, there’s always room for some fringe players to try and make their mark.
Play it cool?
We aren’t suggesting they are definitely going to put out a weaker squad, but it’s definitely something they could consider. We all know that there are going to be some tough opponents waiting for them, and it all depends on just how far they want to progress in this tournament.
The Netherlands are no pushovers, and they also have two wins from two. Canada may want to go for the top spot in the group, but they may also be happy to take whoever comes their way in the next round – knowing that they’ll be fit and ready for them, regardless of who it may be. There are so many variables at play here, and that’s what should make it a really entertaining game.
So for any Canadians out there who haven’t quite jumped on the bandwagon just yet in the Women’s World Cup, think about hopping on for this game and every single one after it. We get the feeling it’s going to be a bit of a wild ride, and whilst Canada may still be the underdogs, we have our full belief in them.