New Zealand holds host Canada to scoreless draw after rain delay
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Women's World Cup host Canada played to a scoreless tie with New Zealand in an opening group game Thursday.
Canada's mark of 1-0-1 with four points has them atop Group A with one game to play. New Zealand (0-1-1) still has never won a World Cup game in 11 chances.
The game was delayed for about 30 minutes after the fourth minute due to heavy storms and lightning.
Canada had a couple of quality chances midway through the first half, but New Zealand goalkeeper
In the 31st minute, New Zealand was awarded a penalty kick after a hard tackle in the area, but
In the 85th minute, Sinclair missed just wide from the top of the 6-yard box.