Canada WNT prepares for Mexico


Group leaders Canada will face Mexico on the second day of the BaoAn Cup Women’s International Football Tournament Shenzhen 2015. The two CONCACAF rivals will meet at the Shenzhen Bao’an Sports Center on 13 January at 16.00 local (03.00 ET / 00.00 PT).

On 11 January, Canada opened the four-nation competition with a 2:1 victory over Korea Republic while Mexico played to a 0:0 draw against host China PR.

On 13 January, the Canada-Mexico match will be followed by China PR-Korea Republic (only the China PR matches will be televised by CCTV).

This marks the first Canada-Mexico encounter since a Women’s International Friendly match on 24 November 2013, a 0:0 draw in front of 21,217 fans at BC Place. As CONCACAF rivals, the two nations have a long-standing rivalry dating back to their first match in 1994. Under current Canadian head coach John Herdman, Canada has posted a 3:1 win (27 January 2012 to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics) and the 0:0 draw against Mexico.

In Shenzhen, China PR, both Canada and Mexico trained in the rain on Monday afternoon. In the evening, select delegates from both federations attended a dinner reception organised by the Chinese Football Association and local organisers.

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