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Summary

  1. Fifa Women's World Cup Group E
  2. Buchanan heads in only goal from a corner

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By Shamoon Hafez

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  1. Post update

    So Canada are up and running and go top of Group E.

    Have a read of the report

    Earlier, 2011 champions Japan were held to a surprise goalless draw by Argentina

    We are back on Tuesday for more World Cup action as one of the favourites the Netherlands get their campaign under way against New Zealand.

    Until then.

  2. 'We will get better'

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Canada's match-winner Kadeisha Buchanan: "We wanted to score early and release the pressure off our backs.

    "We got the nerves out in this game. For sure we are going to come back stronger for the next game and keep the momentum going. We will be better."

  3. A battling win

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Canada head coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller: "You cannot say anything about the heart we put in tonight, we knew it was going to be a battle and we stepped up against a hard team to play. We deserved the win and it was a great performance because of the battle.

    "You can sense nervousness but that is because it matters to these guys. It is 10 games without defeat, a clean sheet and three points at the start of the tournament.

    "Kadeisha Buchanan put in an excellent defensive performance and that was a powerful header for the goal."

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    Video caption: Buchanan scores for Canada
  4. Stats of the day

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    • Canada haven’t scored more than once in their last nine World Cup matches. Last doing so in a 2-2 draw with Australia in 2007.
    • They are unbeaten in their last 9 matches in all competitions.
    • All three of Cameroon’s World Cup defeats have been by a single goal.
    • Christine Sinclair became the first Canadian player to feature at five World Cups.
  5. FULL-TIME

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    All over.

    Kadeisha Buchanan's goal gives Canada the three points against Cameroon.

    Canada's Sophie Schmidt celebrates with team mates after the match
  6. CLOSE!

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Another effort from Janine Beckie, another straight down the throat of Cameroon goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom.

  7. Post update

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Two minutes of added time to be played.

  8. CLOSE!

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Not happening for Christine Sinclair tonight.

    She meets a cross on the edge of the box but Henriette Akaba bravely blocks it.

    From the resulting corner, Sinclair pokes an effort at goal from a couple of yards out but it is hacked off the line by Claudine Meffometou.

    Video content

    Video caption: Canada miss out on doubling lead
  9. CLOSE!

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Manchester City's Janine Beckie still looking for that goal.

    The ball sits up nicely 25 yards out from Jessie Fleming's pass, but Beckie laces her effort wide.

  10. Post update

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Canada sub Deanne Rose has looked really lively since coming on, you could say she has been a thorn in the Cameroon defence.

    She almost picks out Christine Sinclair's run with a slide-rule pass, but it has just a little too much on it.

  11. Should have scored

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Watch as Claudine Meffometou heads wide for Cameroon when she ought to have bagged.

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    Video caption: Cameroon missed header
  12. SUBSTITUTION

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    A final change for Cameroon.

    Charlene Menene on for Jeannette Yango.

  13. Post update

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Into the final 10 minutes, Cameroon are not going to get anything out of this game.

    Canada's goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe kicks the ball in front of Cameroon's forward Henriette Akaba
  14. Post update

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Christine Sinclair has barely had a sniff today but this was the chance to close in even further on Abby Wambach's international record.

    Great play from sub Deanne Rose, skinning her defender and putting a cross into the box, but the towering Sinclair cannot direct the ball on target with her diving header.

  15. Deadlock broken

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Watch as Kadeisha Buchanan gives Canada the lead.

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    Video caption: Buchanan scores for Canada
  16. SUBSTITUTION

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    A first change for Canada.

    Nichelle Prince makes way for Deanne Rose with 15 minutes remaining.

  17. YELLOW CARD

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Sub Gaelle Enganamouit, green kit and green hair, has only been on the pitch for a few minutes but it booked for a flailing arm into the face of Janine Beckie.

    Yellow.

  18. CLOSE!

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    This was almost an exact carbon copy of Canada's goal at the same end.

    The corner is floated in to the back post, Claudine Meffometou meets it on the gallop, heads it down the same as Kadeisha Buchanan but this effort is the wrong side of the post.

    Should have buried it from six yards out.

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    Video caption: Cameroon missed header
  19. SUBSTITUTION

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    Oh, Cameroon quickly make a second change too.

    Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk, who was booked, trots off and Gaelle Enganamouit enters.

    Why didn't they just make a double change at the same time?

  20. SUBSTITUTION

    Canada 1-0 Cameroon

    A change for Cameroon.

    Ajara Nchout is replaced by Henriette Akaba.

    Cameroon's Henriette Akaba