Large crowds would motivate at U20 Women's World Cup

Team Canada head coach Andrew Olivieri says it's the team's job to get the crowd into the game in...

Team Canada head coach Andrew Olivieri says it's the team's job to get the crowd into the game in Saturday's Under-20 Women's World Cup quarterfinal against Germany. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:23 PM ET

EDMONTON - On the face of it, Awesome Nugget, Wilko Rum and Shotinthebush, the longshots in the 85th running of the Canadian Derby Saturday afternoon at Northlands Park, have a better chance of winning than Sura Yekka, Ashley Lawrence and Valerie Sanderson Saturday evening at Commonwealth Stadium.

It’s the quarterfinal of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Canada against Germany, the nation which won the men’s World Cup this summer in Brazil — knocking the host Brazilians out of their own tournament with a 7-1 win.

There’s the fear something like that could happen here, too.

Germany scored five times in the second half against Brazil in Montreal Tuesday to knock them out of this tournament, too.

And, as was the case with the Brazil men’s loss to Germany, it was the most decided defeat in the history of the Canarinhas since the U-20 event began.


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