Women’s International Round-Up: Canada keep third straight clean sheet

Canada goalless with Brazil
Beatriz Joao of Brazil, Shelina Zadorski and Sophie Schmidt of Canada. (Photo: Jose Breton via Imago)

Monday’s Women’s international friendlies saw Canada draw 0-0 with Brazil and Italy eventually see of Austria 3-2.

Canada completed their three-match preparation for the Olympics without conceding a single goal, although the last two matches were goalless draws. Shelina Zadorksy headed against the post from a corner kick five minutes from time against Brazil. Head coach Bev Preistman, told canadasoccer.com: “The last three games we played Brazil, it’s eight goals conceded so we have taken a step forward, we were a difficult team to beat and I think we rattled them.”

Italy three times took the lead in Austria, Angelica Soffia seeing her goals in either half cancelled out by Nicole Billa and Carina Wenninger, before Elena Linari converted a 77th-minute penalty.

Melissa Bellucci of Italy and Austria’s Sarah Zadrazil. (Michael Meindl/GEPA Pictures via Imago)

Ewa Pajor’s seven-minute brace set Poland on the way to a 5-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Russia edged Finland 1-0 with a Nadezhda Smirnova goal on the hour mark.

Other results:

3-Nation Tournament

Belarus 1-1 Uzbekistan


Georgia 0-0 Azerbaijan
Hungary 2-3 Serbia
Morocco 3-2 Mali
Slovakia 3-1 Romania
Turkey 3-1 Bulgaria

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