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Canada’s next World Cup || La próxima Copa del Mundo de Canadá

Canada’s next World Cup || La próxima Copa del Mundo de Canadá

Perth’s boys in blue are also Irish, regardless of what the Girls in Green are like. Due to the fact that, in the words of Western Australian police commissioner Kylie Whiteley, the Irish officers “gel so well” with the expanding local populations, the city of two million people is currently engaged in a vigorous recruitment drive to persuade Gardai from Ireland to relocate to the other side of the globe. That is undoubtedly due in part to how many of the police officers’ fellow citizens and Before them on the journey were women.

So, no, when the two sides square off on Wednesday night local time (8 a.m.), Perth’s HBF Park won’t be neutral or close to it.
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But should it matter whether a stadium is partisan or not? Should the Canadian team, which arrived in Australia as the current Olympic champion, the seventh-ranked team in the world, and a squad that has publicly stated that it wants to make it all the way to the final, be worried about the crowds? No, but is the correct response to both.

With so much of its attention directed towards moving a dysfunctional Canada Soccer ahead in recent years, Canada had an opportunity to get past some of the worries and commotion that had surrounding the team before last Friday’s tournament opening. Instead, the 0-0 draw with Nigeria was a plodding, tedious affair, with Sinclair’s missed penalty encapsulating the sluggish beginning. Priest man’s crew delivered yet another question mark in place of the exclamation point they were looking for. So what comes next?

Similar to Canada, veteran Dutch coach Vera Pauw has Ireland focused more on not conceding than on scoring. Priest man probably finds much to admire in Pauw’s pragmatism. Despite having players who grew up in very different systems and two teams with diverse cultural backgrounds, they are able to find a lot in common.

Priest man is aware that her side needs a spark despite having only one point on the board. Knowing that a victory would send the Irish home—they fell to co-host Australia 1-0 on the first night—adds extra incentive. What source may the spark have? The natural response is: in Jessie Fleming’s lean frame.


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