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New Zealand have a free-kick. Will there be a 3rd 90th minute winner in Group A? Percival’s ball is cleared, and the chance gone.
89 mins – NEW ZEALAND SUB
Jasmine Pereira replaces Hannah Wilkinson.
85 mins – CLOSE
Josee Belangeer’s driven cross picks out Sinclair in a wonderful position, but her effort creeps with of the left post.
Sinclair nearly sets up Leon, but Erceg makes the vital interception.
79 mins – NEW ZEALAND SUB
Rosie White replaces Sophie Gregorious
77 mins – NEW ZEALAND SUB
Katie Bowen replaces Betsy Hassett.
Another great chance. Sinclair finds Tancredi in loads of space, she takes her time but shoots straight at Nayler who saves low down.
Canada have their 8th corner of the game. Schmidt’s delivery is cleared, but something nearly comes as a ball back into the box is weakly headed back by Ercig, but with Sinclair pouncing the New Zealand captain uses her body well as the keeper claims.
Percival’s free-kick causes all sorts of problems as the ball ricochets around the box, but eventually Canada clear.
73 mins – CANADA SUB
Canada make their final sub with Adriana Leon replacing Desiree Scott.
Canada have a free-kick on the right. Schmidt’s delivery causes problems as it goes goalwards and Nayler has to back-track to tip the ball onto the bar.
71 mins – YELLOW CARD
Sarah Gregorious gets a booking for fouling Belanger.
68 mins – CANADA SUB
Carmelina Moscato replaces Lauren Sesselmann.
Percival’s corner causes Canada lots of problems with Hearn’s header needing to be cleared by Schmidt.
65 mins – WHAT A CHALLENGE
Longo is through in the box and is only just denied by Kadiesha Buchanan’s wonderful sliding tackle.
63 mins – CANADA SUB
Kaylyn Kyle replaces Filingo.
52 mins – YELLOW CARD
Ria Percival is booked
49 mins – CLOSE
Ali Riley’s cross is headed down by Longo, which under strong pressure Hearn can only shoot wide.
47 mins – CLOSE
Desiree Scott’s ball into the box is headed by Erceg straight to Sinclair, whose volley is met with an incredible save from Nayler to tip the ball onto the crossbar.
SECOND HALF STARTS
New Zealand gets the second half underway.
Half Time – Canada 0-0 New Zealand
A half interrupted by the weather sees New Zealand miss a penalty, and Canada have a goal ruled out.
Canada wasted two corners.
45+1 mins – OFFSIDE & DISALLOWED GOAL
Canada have a free-kick. Schmidt’s whipped ball is headed down by Filigno towards goal, and Tancredi gets touch to change the ball’s direction and into the net. But she is correctly ruled offside. If she hadn’t got a touch on that, Nayler would have easily saved it.
Canada break with Ashley Lawrence and despite having better options, tries from long distance but ends up passing it to Nayler. Poor.
New Zealand are fortunate to get this corner. Percival’s corner is teasing with McLeod just getting a touch on it to deny Amber Heard getting something at the far post. Another corner, McLeod gets a weak touch but Canada clear.
New Zealand have a free-kick on the right wing. Percival’s ball is well claimed by McLeod.
33 mins – MISSED PENALTY
Amber Heard’s penalty hits the crossbar!
32 mins – NEW ZEALAND PENALTY & YELLOW CARD
Allysha Chapman is penalised for bringing down Hannah Wilkinson in the box! Chapman is booked for the challenge. Harsh decision.
New Zealand have a corner. Percival’s ball is good, but the referee notices a foul in the box.
23 mins – CLOSE
Ashley Lawrence’s pass sends Chrstine Sinclair through on goal, but her shot is met with another great save from Nayler.
22 mins – CLOSE
A wonderful ball from Sophie Schmit picks out Jonelle Filigno, but her header is caught by Nayler’s flying save.
New Zealand have another free-kick, with Percival picking out Ercig, but the captain can’t get any direction on her header.
Now New Zealand have a free-kick on the left, near the byline. Percival’s ball is headed back across by Abby Erceg, but nothing comes from it.
New Zealand have a free kick from 40 yards. Ria Percival’s delivery picks out Amber Heard whose gets great power on her header, and Erin McLeod is forced to tip over. Percival’s resulting corner is wasted.
Canada have a corner, but Schmidt’s delivery is cleared.
Canada has a free-kick on the right. Sophie Schmidt’s delivery is well claimed by Erin Nayler.
02:37 – GAME RESTARTS
Play will resume at 02:35.
4 mins – PLAY SUSPENDED
The game will be suspended due to lightning.
Canada kicks off the game
Welcome to the live text of Canada vs New Zealand, the battle of the English coaches.
Canada: Erin McLeod, Josee Belanger, Kadeisha Buchanan, Lauren Sesselmann, Allysha Chapman, Melissa Tancredi, Desiree Scott, Ashley Lawrence, Jonelle Filingo, Christine Sinclair, Sophie Schmidt.
New Zealand: Erin Nayler, Ria Percival, Rebekah Stott, Abby Erceg, Ali Riley, Annalie Longo, Katie Duncan, Betsy Hassett, Hannah Wilkinson, Amber Hearn, Sarah Gregorious.