#FIFAWWC Game Day Notes: Thursday, June 11

— June 11, 2015

Today’s Match Schedule
  • 3:30 p.m. ET – Germany vs. Norway (Ottawa) on TSN/TSN GO
  • 6 p.m. ET – China PR vs. Netherlands (Edmonton) on TSN/TSN GO
  • 6:30 p.m. ET – Côte D’Ivoire vs. Thailand (Ottawa) on TSN2/TSN GO
  • 8:30 p.m. ET – Canada vs. New Zealand (Edmonton) on CTV/TSN2/CTV GO/TSN GO/TSN Radio Network
  • 12 midnight ET – Canada 2015 Recap Show on TSN2/TSN GO
Game Day Notes: Canada vs. New Zealand Today’s coverage is highlighted by Canada’s second group match at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV and TSN2. The match also airs on CTV GO, TSN GO, and across the TSN Radio Network.
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Match: Canada vs. New Zealand Canadian coach John Herdman coached New Zealand from 2006-2011 before joining Canada. Herdman led New Zealand to appearances in the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cups, as well as the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. New Zealand never won a FIFA Women's World Cup game with Herdman as coach. Canada
  • Christine Sinclair’s injury time penalty kick goal in Canada’s opening game was her 154th career goal. She trails the USA’s Mia Hamm by four goals for second-most all-time in women’s soccer
  • Midfielder Desiree Scott picked up a yellow card in Canada’s opening game vs China PR
New Zealand
  • Lost 1-0 to the Netherlands in their first group game
  • Failed to win any of their 10 all-time FIFA Women's World Cup matches
  • New Zealand's top scorer Amber Hearn earned her 100th cap in the loss to the Netherlands; she has 45 international goals
  • English-born New Zealand coach Tony Readings took over in 2011 and took the team to the quarter-finals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, their best-ever result
  Today’s TSN Original Features Geordie John Trailer: http://bit.ly/1RJVGPr This Original Feature follows Canadian women’s national team head coach John Herdman as he returns to his childhood home of Consett, a small town in northeast England, to chronicle the humble beginnings of his soccer journey. Along the way, Herdman reflects on how growing up in this football-mad town shaped his identity, both as a soccer coach and as a person.   #DoItForChristine In this Original Feature, Canadian women’s national team head coach John Herdman tells a simple but powerful story. He describes how he used a picture of a broken-hearted Christine Sinclair following Canada’s last place performance at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup to inspire his team to win this year’s tournament on home soil. His simple message: Do It For Christine. The feature includes footage from Canada’s  opening match against China PR on Saturday, in which Sinclair stepped up for her team and scored a penalty kick in extra time to clinch Canada’s 1-0 victory.   Game Day Notes: Germany vs. Norway Germany won their opening game 10-0 over Côte D’Ivoire and Norway topped Thailand 4-0. Norway and Germany have played twice in FIFA Women's World Cup history. Each team has won once. Germany won 3-0 in the 2007 semifinal. Norway won 2-0 in the 1995 final. Germany won the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 final against Norway 1-0. Germany:
  • Celia Sasic scored the fastest hat trick in FIFA Women's World Cup history against Côte d’Ivoire (31 minutes)
  • Anja Mittag also scored a hat trick against Côte d’Ivoire and was named player of the game
  • Was the third time in FIFA Women's World Cup history that teammates recorded hat tricks in the same game
  • Had 17 shots on target against Côte d’Ivoire, allowed only two
  • Had 61% possession against Côte d’Ivoire
  • Won the FIFA Women's World Cup in 1995
  • Eliminated in 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup group stage
  • Captain Trine Ronning scored the first goal of the game against Thailand; was her first goal in four FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments
  Game Day Notes: China PR vs. Netherlands Netherlands won their first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup match 1-0 over New Zealand in their opening group game. China PR lost their opener to Canada 1-0 on a Christine Sinclair penalty kick in injury time. China PR
  • Prolific midfielder Ma Jun has 15 career international goals in 50 appearances
  • Had 38% possession against Canada and managed only one shot on target
  • Lieke Martens scored her 21st international goal in her 51st appearance on Sunday against New Zealand
  • Teenage sensation Vivianne Miedema failed to score against New Zealand, but the 18-year old already has 19 international goals in just 24 appearances
  • Best international result for Netherlands is reaching the semifinals at the UEFA Women's Euro 2009
  Game Day Notes: Côte d’Ivoire vs. Thailand Côte d’Ivoire and Thailand had a rude awakening in their opening group games. Côte d’Ivoire was humbled 10-0 by top-ranked Germany, and Thailand fell 4-0 to 1995 champion Norway. Cote d’Ivoire
  • The 10-0 loss to Germany was the second-worst defeat in FIFA Women's World Cup history
  • Despite allowing 10 goals, goalkeeper Dominique Thiamale came up with a string of saves, seven in all
  • Had only 35% possession against Norway in their opening group game
  • Had three attempts on target against Norway
  • Midfielder Kanjana Sung-Ngoen was Thailand's star performer against Norway, using her blistering pace to trouble the Norwegian defence numerous times, especially in the first half


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