Huitema sends Canada to Under-17 Women’s World Cup semifinals
Jordyn Huitema # 9 is congratulated by her Canada teammates after scoring the winning goal against Germany in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay on November 25, 2018. (Photo courtesy of FIFA)

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay.- A Jordyn Huitema goal in the 83rd minute was enough for Canada to overcome Germany on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup, helping Canada reach the semifinals for the first time ever.

A great combination between Catlin Shaw and Kaila Novak ended with a left-footed shot from Huitema for the winning goal.

The Canadians will now face Mexico on Wednesday, November 27 in a first ever all-Concacaf semifinal.

The first half resulted in a match with little room to create. The North Americans showed a bit more team play but at the end of the first half, the statsheet showed just a shot on goal.

Things didn’t change too much in the second half. Germany improved a bit with the play of Ivana Fuso, but barely troubed the Canadian goal with a Shekiera Martinez chance off a set piece.

In the Concacaf Under-17 Championship played in Bradenton, Florida, Mexico defeated Canada 2-1 in the semifinal son June 10, 2018. Annete Mendoza in the 6th minute and Dania Jimenez in the 45+2 minute were the goals for Mexico, while Canada’s loan score came from Teni Akindoju in the 37th minute.