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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2018

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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup record
Canada have qualified for every FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup since the inaugural tournament in New Zealand in 2008. The nation has progressed to the quarter-finals on three times occasions (2008, 2012 and 2014), but have yet to reach the semi-finals. In 2010, they entered the world finals as CONCACAF champions, however, they failed to advance past the group stage that time around.

The road to Uruguay
The Canadians booked their ticket to Uruguay 2018 after a dramatic 2-1 win over Haiti in the match for third place at the CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship in Bradenton, Florida.

The coach
A former defender who made 181 appearances for Canada, Rhian Wilkinson will lead her country at Uruguay 2018 following the departure of Beverly Priestman, who guided the North Americans through qualifying. She brings a wealth of international experience to the role after an illustrious playing career that included four trips to the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (USA 2003, China 2007, Germany 2011 and Canada 2015) and two bronze medals at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (London 2012 and Rio 2016). Wilkinson began her coaching career with the Canadian women’s national team programme in 2014 while still active on the pitch and has continued to serve in that role since hanging up her boots in February 2017.

The stat
89 - Substitute Andersen Williams scored with a header in the 89th minute in Canada's 2-1 victory over Haiti in the third-place match at the CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship to secure their place at this year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.