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0 vs 4
Played
January 26, 2013 3:00 PM EST
Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium — Tucson, Arizona
Referee:‬ J. Guzmán‎
Attendance:‬ 3042‎
 
Top of the Match
Andreas Cornelius
Andreas Cornelius
Denmark
Andreas Cornelius
Andreas Cornelius
Denmark
Flop of the Match
Dejan Jakovic
Dejan Jakovic
Canada
Kyle Bekker
Kyle Bekker
Canada

Canada 0-4 Denmark: Young Canucks overwhelmed

The inexperience of Canada's latest squad was on full display as Denmark ran roughshod in both teams' first match of 2013.

By Rudi Schuller

Dwayne De Rosario - Canada
Canada Soccer / Giamou
A young Canada side was taught a tough lesson as it fell 4-0 to a sharper, more experienced Denmark team on Saturday afternoon in Tucson, Arizona.

The Canadians were put to the sword early, with Denmark's Andreas Cornelius finding himself completely unmarked in front of goal in the eighth minute. The Danish striker made no mistake, taking full advantage of the ample time and space and placing a header neatly into the lower corner past a sprawling Lars Hirschfeld.

Three minutes later, Denmark against pounced on a lacklustre Canadian defence, as Kaspar Lorentzen was allowed to virtually walk straight through the middle and easily slot home.

The shaken Canucks seemed to settle things down after the two quick strikes, keeping the opposition further from Hirschfeld's goal for increasing periods of time. Denmark was all too happy to take the foot off the gas for a while though, and the Europeans still maintained the lion's share of possession despite not being able to break through during the middle period of the opening half.

Eventually Denmark would notch a third marker, with Cornelius scoring his second of the match off a corner in the 35th minute. Once again, the young Canadian defence was caught flat-footed on the play, with no one in red reacting to the ball bouncing around the goalmouth.

Despite a slower second half in which both teams emptied their benches, Denmark tallied a fourth and final goal through Cornelius, who completed his hat-trick with a well-taken strike in the 66th minute.

The rest of the match saw neither side look too interested in making forward thrusts, as the result was no longer in doubt.

Denmark will look to capitalize on the momentum when it faces Mexico in nearby Glendale next week, while Canada next faces the United States in Houston on Tuesday.

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Canada

13
Lars Hirschfeld
Goalkeeper
46′
2.00
5
Ashtone Morgan
Defender
2.00
15
Doneil Henry
Defender
57′
2.00
-
Dejan Jakovic
Defender
1.00
4
Nana Attakora
Defender
1.50
14
Dwayne De Rosario
Midfielder
62′
1.50
8
Kyle Bekker
Defender
67′
2.00
25
Nikolas Ledgerwood
Midfielder
1.50
31
Russell Teibert
Midfielder
70′
1.50
-
Terry Dunfield
Midfielder
79′
2.00
-
1.50

Denmark

3.00
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3.00
5
Jores Okore
Defender
76′
3.00
4
3.50
2
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3.00
-
Casper Sloth
Midfielder
4.00
-
K. Lorentzen
Midfielder
11′ 62′
3.00
-
M. Silberbauer
Midfielder
51′
4.50
29
4.00
19
3.50
18

Substitutes

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Simon Thomas
Goalkeeper
46′
2.50
-
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-
 - 
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Emmanuel Gomez
Midfielder
 - 
14
 - 
-
Matt Stinson
Midfielder
 - 
15
 - 
36
Evan James
Striker
62′
 - 
-
 - 
19
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Substitutes

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Jesper Hansen
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
 - 
-
 - 
1
Jon Knudsen
Defender
 - 
-
Emil Larsen
Midfielder
62′
 - 
-
Kasper Kusk
Midfielder
49′
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9

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