Canada looked comfortable from start to finish and was rarely troubled by the Scottish team on a hot, humid night in Brasilia, BRA as Canada came away as 2:0 winners.
Adriana Leon got Canada off on the right foot within the first ten minutes with a volley into the corner and from there the rest was an assured performance by a team that’s looking to head into 2014 with momentum.
“They were fantastic tonight,” said Head Coach John Herdman. “A really solid night tonight and I’m proud of the players. A month and a half of work and they came through. If this was the first round of the World Cup, I’m sure Canada would be happy.”
She had a chance to get one sooner but after winning a penalty late in the first half but in what is a rarity for her, it was saved and Canada went into the dressing room up a goal.
“I’ve missed a few. It happens,” she said with a smile. “I think it’s my third or fourth miss with the national team. John (Herdman) said ‘you didn’t want to score with a penalty anyway, you wanted a real goal.’”
Next up for Canada is a game against Chile on Sunday.