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Canada plays Venezuela next at the U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan. (Canada Soccer, image)

Canada remains unbeaten at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 after tieing 1-1 with Germany in their second group stage match.

Deanne Rose put Canada ahead first, scoring in the 21st minute. Rose drove to the net chasing a Vital Kats pass and smartly challenged Germany’s keeper as the ball bounced to gain possession before chipping it over the heads of the retreating defenders.

Germany equalized late in extra time of the first half, with Giulia Gwinn converting on a penalty kick from the top of the box. While Canada dominated much of the first half, Germany played deep in Canada’s end for a good deal of the second. With solid defending and excellent goalkeeping, Canada frustrated the German attack again and again, earning Canadian goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx the FIFA Live Your Goals Player of the Match for her superb performance in net.

Canada will play its final group stage match on Oct. 7 against Venezuela at King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman at noon ET on TSN1, TSN4, and RDS).

Sitting atop Group B with four points, Canada is well placed to make it to the knock-out round. A win or draw against Venezuela Friday will clinch Canada’s spot in the quarterfinals, while a loss against the South American side could still see Canada progress, with second place Germany facing a pointless Cameroon in its final group stage match.  Germany and Canada each have four points going into Friday’s matches, with Canada ahead on goal difference.  Venezuela has three points. The two top teams from each group advance.

– Canada Soccer

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