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FULL-TIME Canada 1-0 Switzerland.
Canada win! They will now face either England or Norway in the quarter-finals.
Thalmann is forward for the cornre, but Dickenmann’s delivery is easy for McLeod.
90 mins – ADDITIONAL TIME
Canada have to survive four minutes of additional time.
Marie-Eve Nault replaaces Rhian Wilkinson
Dickenmann curls a corner into the danger zone, but McLeod punches it clear.
Belanger beats three defenders before shooting just wide of the far post, not getting enough curl on that.
82 mins – CLOSE
A clever passing move allows Sinclair to play Schmidt into the box who squares the ball to Filigno who makes the wrong contact as her shot goes wide
Rahel Kiwic replaces Rachel Rinast
78 mins – WHAT A SAVE!
Bachmann cuts the ball superbly back across the six yard box. It falls to Bernauer who turns and shoots, but is denied by McLeod’s outstanding save. Switzerland waste the corner.
Kaylyn Kyle replaces Ashley Lawrence to win her 100th cap. Not a bad place to win it.
THAT’S A RECORD
The crowd is 53,855, meaning this beats the opening day crowd. This is the most watch game of football in Canada, men or women.
Kadeisha Buchanan is booked for a challenge on Ramona Bachmann
Fabienne Humm replaces Martina Moser
Jonelle Filigno replaces Melissa Tancredi
Two great challenges for Canada. Tancredi’s right-wing cross is picking out Sinclair, but Thalmann diverts the ball with a diving punch. Then Chapman crosses the ball into the box, Thalmann challenges for the ball with Sinclair, and the ball falls to Belanger who can’t get enough power on her shot, and Abbe clears on the line with her chest.
Belanger puts a great ball into the box, it just misses Sinclair and falls to Tancredi, but her first touch is far too heavy and the chance is gone.
Switzerland have a free-kick won by Bachmann, in a central area, 25 yards from goal. Moser’s ball picks out Crnogorcevic with a lovely dink, but she heads over.
61 mins – Switzerland Sub
Vanessa Buerki replaces Selina Kuster.
Chapman’s left-wing cross finds Belanger who heads wide. The cross was too high for her, and she probably should have left it to Tancredi.
A great break from Dickenmann sees her break into the box, but she hesitates and allows Canada to recover and eventually Chapman makes a great challenge.
Breakthrough for the hosts. A cross down the left is only cleared to Wilkinson. She plays a dinked ball into the box towards Sinclair who gets a touch Belanger whose first-time shot fires into the bottom left-corner. That’s her first goal for Canada for over 4 and half years.
Once again, Canada try and exploit Thalmann’s short height. Wilkinson’s deep cross goes over Thalmann, but Tancredi can’t get her head onto it as the cross goes just wide
Superb play from Dickenmann sees her beat Sesselmann down the left, and crosses to the far side over Chapman, but for some reason Crnogoreciv doesn’t try to shoot
47 mins – CLOSE
Erin McLeod launches the free-kick into the box, Tancredi heads it down towards Sinclair, but Thalmann catches low down
Kuster is booked for pulling back Belanager as she launched a counter-attack on the half-way line.
SECOND HALF KICKS OFF
Switzerland restarts the game.
HALF-TIME Canada 0-0 Switzerland
A tense first half. Who will get the first goal?
Belanger crosses, but it is too close to Thalmann to cause any issues.
Wonderful skill sees Bachmann break into the box by the byline, beating two defenders, but makes the wrong pass to Moser which was intercepted.
A great run from Rinast sees her break into the box, but she is denied by a great Buchanan tackle.
Tancredi is on the left this time, and picks out Ashley Lawrence in the box, but she takes a terrible first touch and the chance goes.
Melissa Tancredi gets into a good position down the right, but her cross hits Selina Kuster and Caroline Abbe clears. The Canadian players appeal for a handball against Kuster, but the referee is not interested.
16 mins – CLOSE
Canada nearly take a fluke lead. Josee Belanger’s right wing cross is overhit, but it beats Thalmann and smashes off the left post.
14 mins – CLOSE
Switzerland play the free-kick cleverly down the right, Bachmann beats Desiree Scott to cross the ball and looks to have set up Lara Dickenmann perfectly, but she gets her feet mixed up and it hits her left leg and acts as a clearance.
Christine Sinclair is booked for a challenge of Maritz. It is a nasty and late tackle, and could have been shown a red card.
Switzerland have a chance as Bachmann shoots, but from a narrow angle, McLeod makes the save.
Canada have started strongly, but have yet to create a chance.
Canada gets the game underway.
00:25 – Canada Team
(4-3-3) Erin McLeod, Rhian Wilkinson, Kadeisha Buchanan, Lauren Sesselmann, Allysha Chapman, Ashley Lawrence, Desiree Scott, Sophie Schmidt, Melissa Tancredi, Josee Belanger, Christine Sinclair
00:25 – Switzerland Team
(4-4-2) Gaelle Thalmann, Noelle Maritz, Caroline Abbe, Lia Waelti, Selina Kuster, Ana Maria Crnogorcevic, Vanessa Bernauer, Martina Moser, Rachel Rinast, Ramona Bachmann, Lara Dickenmann.
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