Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Beats Mexico in Penalty Kicks to Clinch Spot at U-20 Women's World Cup

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Beats Mexico in Penalty Kicks to Clinch Spot at U-20 Women's World Cup

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Canada clinches spot at U-20 Women's World Cup

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SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Victoria Pickett scored the deciding goal in penalty kicks as Canada clinched a berth at next year's FIFA under-20 Women's World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Mexico on Friday night at the CONCACAF U-20 championship.

Bianca St. Georges, Vital Kats, Taylor Pryce, Mika Richards also had goals for Canada, which won 5-4 in penalty kicks.

"As you can imagine, I'm so proud of the girls and the elation that they had," said Canadian coach Daniel Worthington.

"I think for them it's about enjoying the moment, and we need to reset for the final in two days time."

Canada will face the United States in the tournament final on Sunday after the Americans routed host Honduras 7-0 in the other semifinal. …

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