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in Tomahawk 19.06.2019 05:27
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VANCOUVER -- John Herdman says that every game tells a story. The head coach of the Canadas womens soccer team learned more about his players Sunday, and for long stretches, he didnt like what he saw. The Canadians were sloppy and plodding for long periods while also failing to capitalize on their numerous scoring chances in settling for a 0-0 draw with Mexico in an international friendly. Ranked seventh in the world, Canada won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics and is the host country of the 2015 FIFA Womens World Cup. Mexico, meanwhile, is in rebuild mode and sits 24th in the FIFA rankings. "You expect to beat Mexico, no disrespect," said Herdman. "(Canada) is the seventh-ranked team in the world, bronze medallists. I still think were three or four players (away from being) that team again. Hopefully we can either find those players or get those players back. "I think the Mexicans were worth the score today. They werent miles away from Canada." Herdman was especially displeased with the tail end of the opening 45 minutes. "We just ran out of ideas. That first half, I felt sorry for people watching at home or in the stands. It just wasnt an inspirational or exciting performance," he said. "I think the players knew at halftime that people had paid some money to watch them play, given their Sundays up, and they had to give a bit more. "Its almost like we thought this was going to be easy for some reason." The fact that Mexico wasnt far off will be troubling for Herdman, who has been experimenting with new tactics while giving younger players a chance to show they belong. Some failed to impress. "I just know how much that shirt is worth to people," said Herdman. "If you get a chance to play in front of 20,000 people ... I just expect players to give everything theyve physically got, mentally got. "If youre going to play for Canada, you better be bloody good ... and be good every game." One of the players who caught Herdmans eye was 16-year-old defender Sura Yekka, who won her second cap. "She brought a real bright spot," he said. "If anything, she pretty much showed the way in terms of a positive attitude to really take it to Mexico and I think a couple players fed off her energy." Herdman has brought Kara Lang back into the fold after she retired nearly three years ago because of two serious knee injuries. While the 27-year-old is still a long way off from seeing game action, its clear that outside of captain Christine Sinclair, Canada is still starving for goals. "It tells you a bit of a story of what we need to add to this team," said Herdman of the 0-0 scoreline. Canada had a chance to grab the lead in the 48th minute, but Sophie Schmidt sliced a cross from Brittany Baxter over the Mexican goal. Kaylyn Kyle then had a golden opportunity in alone in the 53rd, only to have Mexican goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago make a save before stopping Emily Zurrers effort on the ensuing corner. Santiago came up huge for her team again on Sinclair in the 78th minute before a Mexican defender blocked Lauren Sesselmanns rebound chance. Santiago had Sinclairs number once more in the 87th, stopping her effort with a diving save as Canada failed to find the elusive goal. "It was a big challenge to come here and close the year with a good performance," said Mexican head coach Leonardo Cuellar. "Obviously were still far away from where we would like to be." Sundays crowd was vocal, with pockets of Mexican supporters scattered across B.C. Place Stadium, which will be the site of the final in 2015. Coming off a drab 3-0 victory over South Korea in Edmonton last month, Canada had some early chances before goalkeeper Erin McLeod was forced to make a sprawling save in the 10th minute off Mexicos Guadalupe Worbis. Baxter, formerly Britanny Timko prior to her marriage this summer, put the ball in the back of the Mexican goal behind Santiago in the 13th minute, but she was ruled offside. McLeod had to be sharp again in the 15th when Worbis, far and away Mexicos most dangerous threat in the first half, stepped around a Canadian defender and fired another shot on target. Sinclair then rounded the Mexican keeper a minute later, but couldnt get her shot past an on-rushing defender. Wilkinson limped off in the 28th minute and made way for Yekka, whose energy down the right side gave Canada some life. Mexico had a dangerous cross in the 29th minute, but Zurrer did well to head the ball behind for a corner that Canada would deal with to end the threat. Despite Sundays performance, Herdman has 18 months until the start of the World Cup to figure out his best lineup and formation. "Today told us about players. Thats what the game constantly does," he said. "Every time we play its a story. You read into that what you want." Notes: Sundays game marked Canadas first in Vancouver since a 3-1 victory over Mexico in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament that secured a spot at the 2012 London Olympics. The Canadians would eventually go on to win bronze following a memorable extra-time loss to the United States in the semifinals. ... Canadas next game is Jan. 31 against the U.S. in friendly to be played in Frisco, Texas. Cheap Randy Jones Jersey . She was a pioneer. She did things on skis that made the birds take notice. Cheap Dave Winfield Jersey . Hattestad managed to avoid the carnage midway through the mens final, as a crash took out three skiers, essentially leaving two men vying for gold. 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Authorities fear Russias game against Slovakia on Wednesday followed by England v Wales in the nearby city of Lens on Thursday could trigger a new bout of unrest.A police spokesman, who revealed 4,000 police and gendarmes will be on duty in the city over the next few days, said seven arrests were made during the night, mainly to stop fights erupting between rival groups of supporters. They included two Russians, held over scuffles in a cafe where chairs and bottles were hurled, and two Ukrainians accused of carrying prohibited weapons.And the tension was evident as rival groups gathered in bars, with a handful of Russians briefly throwing chairs and bottles at England fans who were chanting taunts. French police stand guard near main train station in Lille, where Russia and England fans are arriving If the English are brave enough to come, well crush them. We hate the English, one Russian supporter told AFP. But another Russian fan, Stanislav, said: We are here for the game, not for the conflict.There were three cases of brawls between small groups starting between midnight and 1.00 am but these were quickly broken up, said a French Police spokesman. Rival fans clash in Lille ahead of Euro 2016 double-header Authorities in the country say they expect between 40,000 and 50,000 England and Wales fans and 15,000 Russians to gather in Lille with a smaller number of Slovak supporters. An alcohol ban has been imposed on the city, and nearby Lens, with bars closing at midnight on Tuesday and again before the England game. Sales of alcohol in supermarkets have also been restricted. England supporters admit theyve had to be more vigilant to avoid any trouble in France at Euro 2016 Kaveh Solhekol, reporting for Sky Sports News HQ in Lille, witnessed the disturbances between Russia, England and Wales supporters at a bar on the Place de la Gare, in the centre of the city.ddddddddddddHe said: There was drinking and singing but nothing out of the ordinary. Then out of nowhere several Russian fans approached the England fans and there was some gesturing. A Russian dropped this gumshield while being arrested I could see chairs thrown, the police moved in, the bar manager intervened and five to 10 minutes later, two Russian fans were surrounded by French riot police and were soon handcuffed and driven away.One of those arrested dropped a gumshield before entering the police van. Last weekend Russian troublemakers in Marseille were seen wearing these mouth protectors, martial arts gloves and carrying knives. England and Wales fans arriving together at a Lens campsite ahead of their Euro 2016 showdown in the city However, in the nearby city of Lens, Sky Sports News HQ reporter Geraint Hughes found the atmosphere between rivals fans altogether more convivial.Supporters of England and Wales were clearly in good spirits as they enjoyed each others company at a makeshift campsite on the eve of their massive Group B showdown on Thursday afternoon. England and Wales fans set up site at a municipal car park in Lens Fans, who set up camp at a municipal car park - complete with showers and WCs - shared drinks and breakfasted together after arriving on cross-channel ferries late on Tuesday evening;.However, their stay at the five-star site could be short-lived as, despite being given permission by the mayors office to base themselves there, police have politely asked them to move to an airfield 5km away to allow the car park to be used by UEFA on Thursday. 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