Canada conceded a 93rd-minute goal to beat Colombia 1-0 in the opening game of the Women’s Development Cup on Wednesday, the four-nation tournament that qualified teams for this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The latter prepares in India.
Stefania Perlaza heads Laura Garavito’s free kick for Colombia.
“It was a good test against a good opponent and we had a few new players get their first and important minutes,” Canada coach Emma Humphreys said. “There were some big performances today that helped us step up, which I like for the FIFA-17 Women’s World Cup. We’re going there and making good progress.”
Canadians Faith Fenwick and Kayla Briggs played in their first youth internationals.
Canada’s women face hosts Mexico on Saturday before closing out the game against Chile on Tuesday.
Canada qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which runs from October 11 to 30, after finishing third at the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship in the Dominican Republic in May.