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CanWNT Kicks Off 2015 With Win Against Korea Republic

After winning the opening match against Korea Republic, Canada leads the 2015 Shenzhen Four Nations Cup.

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The Canadian Women's National Team kicked off 2015 in Shenzhen, China on January 11th in a match that began with the team trailing Korea Republic by a lone goal scored by Yue Minji in the 34th minute. Canada rebounded in the second half however and newcomer Janine Beckie scored off a pass by Allysha Chapman. Shortly after, a corner kick from Sophie Schmidt found Christine Sinclair, but it would be Kadeisha Buchanan that would send it past the Korean goalkeeper.

After the later played Mexico and China match ended in a draw, Canada leads the tournament with three points. Canada will take on Mexico January 13th at 3:00AM EST.

The format of the tournament features each team playing against one another once. The team that ends the tournament with the most points will be declared the winner. The only matches being streamed for viewers are those in which China plays, but follow CanadaSoccerEN or CanadaSoccerFR on Twitter for live match updates. Match reports are also available post-game on Canada Soccer's website.

Canada's Starting XI:
Stephanie Labbe (GK)
Rhian Wilkinson
Carmelina Moscato
Kadeisha Buchnan
Allysha Chapman
Desiree Scott
Jessie Fleming
Sophie Schmidt
Christine Sinclair (c)
Melissa Tancredi
Jonelle Filigno

Korea Republic's Starting XI:
Kim Jungmi (GK)
Seo Hyunsook
Kim Doyeon
Shim Seoyeon
Shim Damyeong
Cho Sohyun (c)
Jeon Gaeul
Kwon Hahnul
Ji Soyun
Jung Seolbin
Yeo Minji