BRADENTON, Florida.- A third and final berth to the 2018 Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay will be at stake when Canada and Haiti clash in the third-place match on Tuesday at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship.
Canada will be looking to right the ship after consecutive losses to the United States (1-0) in its group stage finale and then to Mexico (2-1) in the semifinals.
Kaila Novak and Andersen Williams (2 goals each) form a strong duo in attack, while the sure hands of Anna Karpenko in goal serve as the bedrock of a defense that has conceded just three goals in the CWU17.
Despite a 3-2 defeat to the U.S. in the semifinals, Haiti will feel plenty confident about its chances.
FW Melchie Dumornay has been a handful for opposing defenses and has scored four goals in the tournament, including both of Haiti’s goals versus the U.S.
There is also some history between these two sides in a CWU17 third-place match.
Just two years ago at Grenada 2016 Canada avenged a 2-1 group stage loss to Haiti to defeat the Caribbean nation 4-2 in the final to advance to the 2016 Under-17 Women’s World Cup.