Canada trounces Cuba at FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer qualifier

Adriana Leon (Wikimedia Commons)

Canada had a remarkable offensive performance in a 12-0 win over Cuba at the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer qualifier in Frisco, Texas on Monday. With the win, Canada improved to a record of two wins and zero losses and are in first place in Group B.

Two Canadians notched four goals each. They were Adriana Leon of Mississauga, Ontario and Jordyn Huitema of Chilliwack, British Columbia. The other Canadian goal scorers were captain Diana Matheson and Rebecca Quinn of Mississauga, Ontario, Christine Sinclair of Burnaby, British Columbia and Deanne Rose of New Tecumseth, Ontario.

Team Canada has outscored their opponents 14-0 after two games. They previously beat Jamaica 2-0 on Friday. Jamaica delivered the biggest upset of the tournament so far as they beat Costa Rica 1-0 on Monday. Jamaica and Costa Rica are in a second place tie in Group B as they each have a record of one win and one loss.

In Group A, the United States are in first after a 5-0 win over Panama. Mexico and Panama are tied for second at one win and one loss. Mexico beat Trinidad and Tobago 4-1.

The top three teams from the tournament qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup of Soccer from France. The fourth place team will have a second chance as they will face a nation from South America in another attempt to qualify.


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