In what was described as a “boring” match to watch, New Zealand categorically demolished Canada, to make it a very possible Oceania finals against Australia.

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1. Canadian defence

Canada have by now, played three games and lost all of them, therefore, standing at the bottom of the table with no points.

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2. New Zealand (black) vs. Canada (white/red)

Coach for Canada, Anthony Farry, was visibly disappointed. He said that his team’s inexperience showed through especially in big matches against top teams, particularly in their failure in execution.

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New Zealand’s head coach Colin Batch acknowledged his boys’ scrappy penalty conversion rate. Playing Australia next, it will be a big challenge for the Black Sticks.

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Giving full credit to New Zealand, Canada are now looking to finish the tournament in a better position, by adding consistence to their play.

Event: 2015 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup – Match 7 – New Zealand (5) – Canada (0)
Venue: Stadium Azlan Shah, Ipoh
Date: 8th April, 2015
Time: 4.10pm

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