|Canada's confidence is sky high after going undefeated (and without conceding a goal) during the World Cup qualifiers… Carolina Morace has transformed the squad into a strong possession and attacking team since taking over the coaching reins… With a solid core of veterans and an exciting crop of youngsters, Canada has solid depth at every position.||The Canadians are perennial under-achievers, having qualified for the knockout stage just once in four previous World Cup appearances… Christine Sinclair means so much, supplying goals and leadership. Canada would be in big trouble if she gets injured or suspended… Canada faces Germany in its opening game. Can they rebound if they lose, as expected, to the hosts?||Canada has high hopes of emulating its success from 2003 when it reached the semifinals and finished fourth overall. Its opening game, against World Cup holders Germany in Berlin, is a daunting task but there is a good chance of advancing as runners-up in Group A. They key game will be against France where a victory is vital to their prospects. A possible quarter-final against Japan or England could lie ahead.||Carolina Morace is masterminding Canada's campaign. The 47 year old Italian, appointed in early 2009, has completely overhauled the Canadian women's program. Everything from diet and training to the style of play has changed since her arrival. As a player Morace was one of the world's great forwards. She was the first player to score a hat trick at the Women's World Cup in 1991.|
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