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Adriana Leon provided the assist on Canada's goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to North Korea at the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Monday August 27, 2012Canada Drops 2-1 Decision to North Korea in Final Match of FIFA U-20 World Cup Group Play

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Adriana Leon provided the assist on Canada's goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to North Korea at the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Canada was eliminated from the 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup after a 2-1 loss to North Korea on Monday in Saitama, Japan. Incoming junior striker Adriana Leon played the entirety of the match.

Watch highlights from the Canada-North Korea match here

Leon assisted on Christine Exeter’s goal in the 12th minute which put the Canadians on top 1-0. North Korea’s Kim Un Hwa knotted the score in the 33rd minute – her seventh goal of the tournament. The game-winner came off a penalty kick by Yun Hyon Hi in the 78th minute.

The two teams to defeat Canada – North Korea and Norway – advance from Group C play to the quarterfinal round.

Leon transferred to Florida for this season after playing her first two collegiate seasons at Notre Dame. It was Leon who scored the only goal of the 2010 NCAA College Cup championship match to give the Fighting Irish their third national crown with a 1-0 win over Stanford. As a freshman, she was fifth on the ND team with four goals, two assists for 10 points and ranked second among the Irish in 2011 with six goals, five assists for 17 points.

Canada’s results in Group C play include:

 

 

 

 

 

Date         

Opponent

Site

Result

 

Aug. 20

Argentina

Kobe, Japan

W, 6-0

 

Aug. 23

Norway

Kobe, Japan

L, 2-1

 

Aug. 27

North Korea

Saitama, Japan

L, 2-1

 

 

The top two teams in each of the four groups advance to the quarterfinals, which begin Aug. 30. The four match-ups for the quarterfinal are:

 

Date         

Opponent

Opponent

Venue

Aug. 30

Nigeria

Mexico

Tokyo

Aug. 30

Japan

South Korea

Tokyo

Aug. 31

North Korea

USA

Saitama

Aug. 31

Germany

Norway

Saitama

 

Semifinal play is set for Sept. 4 and the final is Sept. 8.

 

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