GAM­ING DIS­PUTE OUSTS CANADA QUEEN

The Football League Paper - - WOMEN'S FOOTBALL WEEKLY - By Josh Richards

DE­FENDER Kadeisha Buchanan is among six of Canada’s big­gest stars who will be miss­ing from the new FIFA 16 video game.

For the first time ever 12 women’s teams have been in­cluded in the iconic game, but 13 play­ers in to­tal are not el­i­gi­ble to fea­ture over a dis­pute with the Na­tional Col­le­giate Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion.

Some of Scot­land’s play­ers will wish they could have been spared in­clu­sion from Thurs­day’s friendly with Nor­way af­ter suf­fer­ing a 4-0 de­feat at Firhill.

Em­i­lie Bosshard Haavi put Nor­way in front be­fore Ada Stolsmo­made it two with a bullet header past for­mer Brighton and Leeds goal­keeper Gemma Fay.

De­fender Nora Hol­stad Berge added a third be­fore In­grid Moe Wold pounced on a mis­take from Manch­ester City de­fender Jen­nifer Beat­tie to com­plete the rout.

Two of Eng­land’s Group 7 op­po­nents be­gan their qual­i­fy­ing cam­paign on Thurs­day, with Ser­bia win­ning 1-0 in Es­to­nia.

Croa­tia were the night’s big win­ners, de­feat­ing Tur­key 4-1 away, while Swe­den won 3-0 in Moldova.

Fin­land, in the same group as Ire­land, are the early pace­set­ters hav­ing beaten Mon­tene­gro 1-0, while Wales’ fel­low Group 8 op­po­nents Aus­tria beat Kaza­khstan 2-0.

Hav­ing put 15 goals past Costa Rica in two matches last month, USA were at it again beat­ing Haiti 5-0 in front of 34,500 fans.

The world cham­pi­ons showed no mercy, as Carli Lloyd hit a hat­trick and Crys­tal Dunn and Chris­ten Press both struck.

USA are now un­beaten in 99 matches on home soil – a run that stretches back to 2004.

For­mer France boss Bruno Bini has been named as China’s new coach.

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