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Canada edges Ireland at Women's World Cup

PERTH, Australia, July 26 (Xinhua) — Adriana Leon scored the winner within the second half as Canada got here from behind to reap a 2-1 win over Ireland right here within the second spherical of Group B right here on Wednesday.

In the primary spherical of the group, Canada was held to a goalless draw with Nigeria, whereas Ireland misplaced to co-host Australia 1-0. Both groups have been determined for a win to remain alive within the group.

Ireland’s first ever aim on the Women’s World Cup got here simply 4 minutes into the match because the staff’s captain Katie McCabe curled a nook kick immediately into the far nook.

Canada discovered the equalizer within the stoppage time of the primary half when Megan Connolly inadvertently deflected a left cross from Julia Grosso into her personal aim.

The Tokyo Olympic champion scored the successful aim within the 53rd minute, after Leon slotted the aim into the again of the online because of a exact by means of cross from Sophie Schmidt.

Ireland is now on the verge of elimination if Australia can stay unbeaten on Thursday towards Nigeria.