Canada WNT in first place with back-to-back wins

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Canada won its second straight match at the BaoAn Cup Women’s International Football Tournament Shenzhen 2015, this time with a 2:1 victory over CONCACAF rivals Mexico. Adriana Leon and Christine Sinclair were the goal scorers in the 13 January victory, with the Sinclair winner coming just moments after a Charlyn Corral free kick equaliser.

“We’re on a bit of roll (when you) add the two games against Sweden in November,” said Canadian captain Christine Sinclair. “We wanted to use the tournament as a dress rehearsal for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ (where) six points in your first two matches would put you through.”

Canada won its first match 2:1 over Korea Republic on 11 January. All the group matches are played at the Shenzhen Bao’an Sports Center, with the group finales to be played in two days on 15 January (Canada v China PR at 19.30 local / 06.30 ET / 03.30 PT).

All four nations at this year’s competition are currently preparing for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, with both Canada and China PR to meet in Group A (the opener on 6 June), Korea Republic in Group E, and Mexico in Group F.

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