Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play Spain in the championship match of the Algarve Cup 2017 after a 0-0 draw against Portugal on 6 March 2017 secured Canada the top spot in Group A. The scoreless draw against home side Portugal was not without its action. After a difficult first half, Canada found its rhythm in the second and forced Portugal into it’s end for much of the 45 minutes.
“It was a scrappy first half, but Canada found our gear in the second,” said Head Coach John Herdman. “We just had to figure out their diamond formation which was a little bit different for us and caused us a few problems at the start, but once we got our rhythm we had some great opportunities.”