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France vs Canada Saturday July 23rd (& Canada vs China July 20th)

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http://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-s-women-s-national-team-reconvening-for-final-home-camp-ahead-of-rio-2016-p159688

July 20th vs China is a closed door friendly. Almost certainly no broadcast. Don't even know the location.

July 23rd vs France
Kickoff: 9pm local, 3pm Eastern, noon Pacific
Venue: Stade de l’Abbé-Deschamps, Auxerre, France
Broadcast: Channel D17 in France http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/D17
(The CSA has no excuse for not broadcasting this game - the FFF has clearly set up all the equipment - the stadium host a Ligue 2 team)

Our German (but Canadian at heart) Voyageur @deadlynx is going. Anybody else?

 

Besides Labbé (she has to get the start for these two games), who's in your lineup?

 

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On 7/10/2016 at 8:40 PM, Olympique_de_Marseille said:

Besides Labbé (she has to get the start for these two games), who's in your lineup?

 

I thought I read somewhere that Herdman was hoping to get D'Angelo in one of these games if she is ready.  Could be my imagination though. If he does play her I imagine it would be against China.

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On 7/10/2016 at 9:40 PM, Olympique_de_Marseille said:

Broadcast: Channel D17 in France

Great news! Even if the CSA craps out on us, found an online pirate stream of D17 France. http://www.stream4free.top/d17

Watching France v China right now!

 

EDIT:

Well, looks like CBC changed their schedule and this game will now be broadcast!

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast

They clued in that maybe Show Jumping might have less of a following than soccer.

Edited by Olympique_de_Marseille

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    So the article in the following link suggests that CANWNT will play China ( the Steel Roses ) on Wednesday, July 20, at 7 pm local time ( 10 am Pacific/ 1 pm Eastern )  at  Stade Charléty -- where today's match ( France vs China ) was  played.

http://sports.sina.com.cn/china/womenfootballs/2016-07-17/doc-ifxuapvs8616893.shtml

Google translated excerpt:

            "...  local time 7 January 20, the Chinese team will be in Paris with the Canadian Women's Charlotte Stadium then a warm-up match before the Olympics.   "

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28 minutes ago, tc-in-bc said:

    So the article in the following link suggests that CANWNT will play China ( the Steel Roses ) on Wednesday, July 20, at 7 pm local time ( 10 am Pacific/ 1 pm Eastern )  at  Stade Charléty -- where today's match ( France vs China ) was  played.

http://sports.sina.com.cn/china/womenfootballs/2016-07-17/doc-ifxuapvs8616893.shtml

Google translated excerpt:

            "...  local time 7 January 20, the Chinese team will be in Paris with the Canadian Women's Charlotte Stadium then a warm-up match before the Olympics.   "

The commentators during France vs China on D17 confirmed that the game would be at Stade Charléty. You in Paris and going to try and sneak in? ;)

It won't be an official game. It's not listed on FIFA.

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Not the greatest place to watch a game.  Running track and unless you're up high it's still personal and intimate but the angles are bad for reading the play.

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[ 1 ]  It's a bit amusing that CANWNT are in France and play BOTH  Bruno Bini and Les Bleues, but in different matches on different days. Bruno Bini , the former manager of the French women's football national team, is now the current manager of the Chinese women's national team ( the Steel Roses ) -- who CANWNT play in today's closed-door friendly.

[ 2 ] Bruno Bini's priceless reaction to Kaylyn Kyle's late equalizer in the April 2013 friendly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKlw9eXG44I

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11 hours ago, Vic said:

Not the greatest place to watch a game.  Running track and unless you're up high it's still personal and intimate but the angles are bad for reading the play.

The game today (starting in 50 minutes) is at Charléty (which does have a running track) who cares though because there won't be a broadcast.

Despite the track, Herdman might climb to the roof of the stadium to get his bird's eye view though ;)

Starting 11:

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[ 1 ]   So apparently  this match ( Canada - China ) is open to the public and free to attend:
 

Ce soir à 19h00 l'équipe féminine Chinoise de Football reçoit le @CanadaSoccerEN ! L'entrée est gratuite pour tous! #football #Rio2016

[ 2 ]  Like Canada Soccer,  China is also live-tweeting the match :

https://twitter.com/ChinaWFT            

[ 3 ]  Women's Soccer FR also live tweeting:

https://twitter.com/WomensSoccerFr    

also:   https://twitter.com/LESFEMININES

 

Edited by tc-in-bc

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[ 1 ] Bruno Bini now winless in his last three against CANWNT.

[ 2 ] China has already flown to Brazil and they have a friendly scheduled against Zimbabwe ( who are in Group F with Canada )  on July 29, 2016.  Zimbabwe has not played since mid May ( a close loss to South Africa)  and they had some tentatively scheduled friendlies against non-African nations fall through because of financial reasons.

[ 3 ] Should CANWNT not play France ( Les Bleues ) in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics then Saturday’s friendly could be the very last time that CANWNT plays against Louisa Necib ( currently Louisa Cadamuro-Bentaiba nee Necib ) who at 29 years of age is retiring from women's soccer – club and country.

Necib fan vid (click x to remove the embedded pop-up ) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrii1MSyYf8

Edited by tc-in-bc

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3 hours ago, ilmucche said:

I'm in auxerre. Does anyone know how scalping works here? I don't have a ticket.

U got ur ticket @ilmucche ?

Its sold out! Where r u?

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No commenting on the game.  I guess everyone is enjoying the rest of the day too much.

For me, I was expecting the gap between the two teams to be bigger.  We definitely had problems with passing through much of the game (too impatient), but we were pretty good on the defensive side of things.  Both sides could have done better with some of the scoring opportunities.

And Lawrence is a jewel.  We are winnowing some treasures out of the young players; we need to keep the supply coming.

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The first half was the Ashley Lawerence show. France wanted to attack her side but failed as Lawerence dominated from defence to offence and provided Fleming with a tap in from 6 yards. She is just wonderful to watch.

Fleming despite missing her chance and give aways also is going to be a world class player, giving 90 minutes to her is Herdman's smartest move.

Very encouraging. I would like to more of Belanger.

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[ 1 ]  I don't mind the loss to France. Thought that the CANWNT peaked too early last year: a good win over England in the pre-WWC send-off match, in Hamilton; which was followed by an underwhelming tournament.

[ 2 ]  This is some of the  best looking football that CANWNT  has ever played against France ( in the last five years). This wasn't the typical fare of Canada being pinned in it's own end,  fending off wave-after-wave of French attacks.

[ 3 ] Genuinely believe that Ashley Lawrence can play in any  women's football league in the world right now..

[ 4 ]  Last year, in the Pan-Am games,  Jessie  Fleming was reluctant to take on opponents and just distributed the ball laterally along  the perimeter. This year, in Ottawa, against Brazil,  Fleming came off the bench and was quick, composed and provided good linkage with attackers up front. Today,as a starter  against France,she was impactful both in going forward and moving the ball forward.  She's a real neat package of quickness, technical skill and vision and I think Fleming is evolving into a good  ( potentially great )  player for Canada.

[ 5 ]     French television version of the game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6SoxgolCLs&feature=youtu.be&a

Edited by tc-in-bc

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10 hours ago, rkomar said:

For me, I was expecting the gap between the two teams to be bigger.  We definitely had problems with passing through much of the game (too impatient), but we were pretty good on the defensive side of things.  Both sides could have done better with some of the scoring opportunities.

And Lawrence is a jewel.  We are winnowing some treasures out of the young players; we need to keep the supply coming.

I really like this Lawrence.  Still wish she was in the midfield three but I guess for what they want to do now tactically as well as the players they have available for fullback, her work at that position gives the team what it really needs at the moment:  she's a shut down player defensively but is really comfortable on the ball for the build up play from deep.  

Also, I thought Scott was really strong in her destroyer duties:  she seemed to have some more jump than I have seen in previous matches.

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It was an encouraging performance. While France didn't play its best, it was still a good test and to see Canada able to generate some scoring chances is a good sign.  My takeaways from the game are:

1) Lawrence is really good at fullback but hopefully learned from this game you can't be too cute back there.  You can't risk getting disposed at FB. She did this over and over again and was lucky to bail herself out most times.

2) Chapman has pinned herself to the bench with this performance combined with the Brazil matches.  I'm okay with that as I'd prefer Belanger on the field more.

3) Finishing continues to be a problem.  Need more attacking mentality to take more shots and the shot quality needs to be better. 

4) The midfield is perplexing.  They continue to feel like a non-factor to me.  Schmidt needs to return to WWC form if Canada is to medal.  Otherwise, I'd have Lawrence at MF and Belanger at FB. Fleming has progressed nicely since CONCACAF.

5) Sinclair and Matheson need to be more involved in the play.  The team still hasn't seemed to figure out how to maximize its pieces.  Both are more involved and impactful on their NWSL teams.

Edited by nstarsfan

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Herdman continues to produce incremental improvement. It was good to see Canada finally being able to play through the middle rather simply attacking on the wings. We are getting closer to playing like a real football team.We still look weak in playing the final ball and shooting.

Credit has to go the younger players like Fleming, Lawrence & Buchanan. For Canada to medal again, we''ll need to see further blossoming of Lawrence and especially Fleming. Buchanan needs to herself more on set pieces and on offense. 

Other than Scott. the veterans looked like role players in this match. 2 or 3 of them will need to play to their old glory levels for a medal.

 

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