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Mexico, (EFE).- World champions USA will face Olympic monarch Canada on Monday in the Concacaf W Championship final, which will give the winner a ticket to the women’s football tournament at the Paris Olympics 2024.

The North American teams will meet in a world-class duel, in which they will come out to show their best football, having been superior in the group stage and beating the Costa Ricans and Canadians in the semi-finals 3-0. .

The game smacks of revenge, after Canada beat the United States in the semi-finals of the last Tokyo Games and got rid of the hegemony of the Americans, who will come out this Monday to show their class as a team. number one in the FIFA rankings. .

I will be an attractive match. Canada is sixth in the standings and will play without complexes, with the motivation to earn a place in Paris.

Championship assists leader Janine Beckie will look to team up with Jessie Fleming, who scored the game-winning goal in the Olympic semi-finals and now leads the tournament in scoring, to give Canada offensive solidity and stop the mighty machine American.

The Americans showed a common game with several protagonists. This Monday, Alex Morgan, Sophia Smith and Mallory Pugh will lead the attack, with the aim of helping coach Vlatko Andonovski’s side retain the Concacaf title.

With 12 goals for and none against, the Americans and Canadians were superior. This Monday they must play in an even game in which, although the Americans are the favorites to be the best in the world, they must do everything to win.

Three hours earlier, for third place, Costa Rica will face Jamaica in a duel between Australia and New Zealand of the 2023 World Cup qualifiers, from which Mexico was excluded because it was the disappointment of the championship with three defeats, five goals conceded and none scored. .

– Probable compositions:

United States: Casey Murphy; Sofia Huerta, Alana Cook, Becky Sauerbrunn, Emily Sonnett; Lindsey Horan, Andi Sullivan, Rose Lavelle; Alex Morgan, Sophia Smith and Mallory Pugh.

Coach: Vlatko Andonovski.

Canada: Kailen Sheridan; Jayde Rivière, Kadeisha Buchanan, Vanessa Giles, Ashley Lawrence; Desiree Scott, Quinn, Christine Sinclair, Nichelle Prince; Jessie Fleming and Janine Beckie.

Coach: Bev Priestman

Arbitrator: to be appointed.

Stadium: BBVA Stadium, in Monterrey, northern Mexico.

Time: 9:00 p.m.


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