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Canadian women’s football side fights to a draw in a friendly versus Mexico

Key takeaways: 

  • England beats Latvia to the tune of 20-0 in a memorable World Cup qualifying triumph.
  • Canada’s Allysha Chapman battles for possession of the football with Mexico’s Alison Gonzalez when the teams’ 0-0 draw in a friendly on Tuesday.

Canada women’s team draws with Mexico: 

Canada’s women’s national football team finished its remarkable season with a 0-0 draw versus Mexico on Tuesday.

The Canadians end 2021 with seven victories, seven draws and three losses, including a 12-game winning streak and an Olympic medal at the Tokyo Games.

Canada will hit off its 2022 season at a new invitational competition in England with games versus England on Feb. 17, Germany on Feb. 20, and Spain on Feb. 23.

Nichelle Prince made a turnover and took a chance from distance in the 18th minute versus Mexico which was quickly caught by the Mexican goalkeeper Emily Alvarado.

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A moment later, Jessie Fleming struck a ball over the head and into the path of Deanne Rose who got in behind both Mexico goalkeeper and its last defender. However, her ball rolled just tittles far from the post. Source – cbc.ca

Rose played a flat cross over the penalty area towards Prince in the 36th minute but Alvarado got both hands on the cross and drove it away. The ball got back out to Christine Sinclair who got a shot from the penalty spot which was obstructed by a defender.

Cloe Lacasse played a great slanting pass into the path of Jordyn Huitema in the 76th minute. Huitema made quickly back inside and got a firm shot away, but Alvarado came out of her net aggressively to get the save.

Defenders Allysha Chapman and Kadeisha Buchanan both received yellow cards in the game.

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