Published: Mon, June 17, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Canada beat New Zealand 2-0 to reach last 16

Canada beat New Zealand 2-0 to reach last 16

But who were the biggest winners and losers from the game?

Canada's clean sheet extended to 256 minutes their run without conceding a goal at the World Cup which goes back to 2015.

Only starting due to injury concerns over Allysha Chapman, Riviere was a wonderful replacement at right-back.

The Canadians took the lead after 48 minutes. They completed 523 passes to 145 for New Zealand. It was her 11th goal for Canada.

The Canadians had never advanced from the group stage playing outside of North America.

New Zealand had their backs against the wall for most of the game against Canada, defending well, but it cost them in attack. The pre-tournament favorites have all made their mark, with England winning both of their games to secure passage to the next round, while the United States of America hammered home 13 goals in their opening game of the tournament. "There was more aggressiveness in the penalty box as well".

New Zealand: Nayler 7, Bott 5, Stott 7, Erceg 7, Riley 6, Chance 6, Percival 7, Bowen 6, Hassett 7, White 6, Gregorius 6. What that means for the Kiwis is that they are in a do or die scenario heading into this game against Canada.

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Wins against Cameroon and New Zealand are fine, but tougher challenges are ahead for Canada, namely the Netherlands, who are the reigning European champions.

The killer touch came shortly after half-time, however. A probing long ball from Beckie found Prince down the left flank and the speedy forward outraced two defenders before squaring the ball for the 21-year-old Fleming to slot in her ninth goal in 68 appearances.

It's all to play for in this one, with Canada favored by 1 ½ and the goal total set at 2.

Subscribe to Squawka's Youtube channel here. It came into Saturday's game with an 0-10-3 World Cup record, although six of those losses came in their first two tournament outings (1991 and 2007).

Much like in Canada's slender win over Cameroon, Sinclair did not have too many goalscoring opportunities against New Zealand, instead trying to link up with her team-mates, though not much was paying off.

Canada dominated in Grenoble, with record scorer Christine Sinclair hitting the crossbar on 18 minutes. After good wing play, the ball came to Sinclair on the penalty spot with the 36-year-old nearly certain to score. Janine Beckie swung the kick to the near post where Sophie Schmidt flicked it and Sinclair was first to it and sent her header off the crossbar. Her understanding with defender Riviere was on another level and made it appear as though the pair play together week in, week out. There were many good Canada performances on Saturday, but Prince's was special. The Football Ferns fell 1-0 to the Oranje in their first outing.

New Zealand is now winless in each of its 14 Women's World Cup matches, drawing three and losing the other 11. New Zealand, in its fifth World Cup, is searching for its first World Cup win while trying to keep its chances of reaching the knockout stage alive. And the truth is, they didn't really look like changing that against Canada, being completely overrun by a vastly superior side.

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