Canada kicked off their two-leg Paris Olympic qualifying series with a 2-0 win over Jamaica on Thursday night in Kingston. After struggling offensively and defensively at the World Cup this summer, Canada put forth a vintage Canadian performance against the Reggae Girlz.
Canada’s defense looked much more organised and cohesive as they earned a clean sheet. At the other end of the pitch, Bev Priestman’s squad was also able to create several quality scoring opportunities throughout the match.
A switch in formation to three defenders at the back played a vital role in how Canada was able to attack and get forward. Overloading the midfield helped Canada get out on the flanks and move in transition with ease.
Jamaica 🇯🇲 0-2 🇨🇦 @CANWNT
Nichelle Prince and Adriana Leon give Canada the lead heading into the second leg in Toronto on 26 September.
— CANWNT (@CANWNT) September 23, 2023
Canada’s 3-4-3 formation was a success.
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