The blue towards the World Cup will challenge the third force in the rankings, finding Canada 31 years later
After two consecutive wins in six countries against Scotland and Wales, the Italian women’s national team returning to the field in July in Canada is starting to take shape in the summer. The approach to bringing Andrea de Giantomenikov’s team to the World Cup next fall will start in North America, among others against a team that will be part of the same team of Italians.
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The match against the Canadians will take place on Sunday, July 24 at Starlight Stadium in Longford (British Columbia, Vancouver State), commonly used by both the local federation for rugby union and 7-a-side rugby union. For the first time in 31 years, the Italian women’s national team is waiting to face the third force in the world rankings (behind England and New Zealand but ahead of France). In fact, the last time the North Americans won the 1991 World Cup was in the playoff semifinals for fifth place, 6-0.
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Against Canada it will not be the only product test match for the Italians, the FIR is working to define other matches aimed at ensuring the best product in view of the World Cup meet.
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