Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Loses to Spain in Opening Match of FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Loses to Spain in Opening Match of FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup

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Canada falls to Spain at women's U20 World Cup

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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - Canada is not off to a strong start at the FIFA women's under-20 World Cup.

The Canadian squad suffered a 5-0 loss against Spain in Group B play on Sunday at Bava Park in the tournament opener for both teams.

Mariona opened the scoring just two minutes in for Spain (1-0-0) and Lucia Garcia doubled the lead in the 30th with her first of the match.

Aitana Bonmati added a third goal in the 58th and another came from Patri in the 87th. Garcia made it a five-goal lead in extra time.

"As a team we are going to keep pushing," said Canadian forward Deanne Rose, a member of the bronze-medal winning team at the Rio Olympics this summer. "We're not holding our heads down, we know there is opportunity going forward, and we are going to keep looking for those opportunities in front of the net and pushing the other teams. …

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