Canada focused ahead of match versus Swiss at Women’s World Cup, coach says: ‘A draw isn’t good enough’

National Post

VANCOUVER — If Canada stumbles Sunday against the Swiss at the Women’s World Cup, it won’t be for lack of preparation.

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Coach John Herdman revealed Saturday that he has even shown his staff video of two teams at a World Cup final in the minutes ahead of a penalty shootout.

One team was disconnected, with players and staff going their own way. The other team was in a circle, getting treatment, doing all the right things.

You can guess who won the penalty shootout.

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Sunday’s do-or-die game against No. 19 Switzerland in the round-of-16 comes 45 months after Herdman was appointed Canadian coach. The lure of leading a team at a home World Cup — and Canada’s size and commitment to the women’s game —…

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