Canada man­ages only a draw

Los Angeles Times - - WOMEN'S WORLD CUP -

Women’s World Cup host Canada played to a 0-0 tie with New Zealand on Thurs­day in Group A game in Ed­mon­ton.

Canada’s mark of 1-0-1 with four points has it atop the group with one game to play

New Zealand (0-1-1) has never won a World Cup game in 11 chances.

The game was de­layed for about 30 min­utes af­ter the fourth minute be­cause of heavy storms and light­ning.

Canada had a cou­ple of qual­ity chances mid­way through the first half, but New Zealand goal­keeper Erin Nayler turned aside Jonelle Filigno and Christine Sin­clair in the 22nd and 23rd min­utes.

In the 31st minute, New Zealand was awarded a penalty kick af­ter a hard tackle in the area, but Am­ber Hearn — New Zealand’s all­time lead­ing in­ter­na­tional goal scorer — hit the cross­bar.

China 1, Nether­lands 0: Wang Lisi scored in the first minute of stop­page time to give China a victory over the Nether­lands in a Group A game in Ed­mon­ton.

Wang took a pass from mid­field by Tan Ruyin in the penalty area and was able to tap the ball just in­side the far post past Sari van Veenenedaal, who was charg­ing for­ward to chal­lenge the play.

Thai­land 3, Ivory Coast 2: Thanatta Cha­wong scored an in­sur­ance goal in the 75th minute that proved the dif­fer­ence and Thai­land beat Ivory Coast in a Group B match in Ottawa.

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