Canada blanked by Germany in U-20 Women's World Cup quarterfinal

Canada defender Lindsay Agnew kicks the ball as Germany defender Manjou Wilde slides during the...

Canada defender Lindsay Agnew kicks the ball as Germany defender Manjou Wilde slides during the second half of FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinals play at Commonwealth Stadium on Aug. 16, 2014. (Ian Kucerak/Edmonton Sun/ QMI Agency)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:20 PM ET

EDMONTON - Having put in a pair of gutsy efforts just to get into the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup quarter-final, Canada mustered up another against Germany Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.

Backed by 22,241 fans, the Canadians left everything on the field, but were unable to get past the two-time champions, losing 2-0.

Pauline Bremer and Rebecca Knaak scored for Germany in the victory. They move on to face the winner of the France, South Korea quarter-final, Sunday in Montreal.

Saturday, Canada put up a good fight, doing well to work the ball out of the back and playing a possession game. They were just unable to break down the German defence with any consistency and when they did, lacked finish.

Germany also played a strong possession game and posed their biggest threats off corner kicks throughout the contest, winning the aerial battle in the penalty area.


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