Beckie: Canada are going to France to win it

As Beckie plays her part in helping City wrestle back the FA Women’s Super League title, she has enjoyed the learning curve of sampling a different style of football.

“I think apart from the culture, the physical and tactical elements of the game are the biggest differences,” she said. “The game in the States is much more transitional and athletic and not based as much on possession (compared to Europe).

“What I’ve appreciated playing in England is that even the lower-level teams in our league try to play the game.”

Beckie’s focus for now is naturally on City, but attention will soon turn to France 2019. Though Canada have collected two Olympic bronze medals in the last two Games, with Beckie starring at Rio 2016, netting three goals, they have yet to register a podium finish at the Women’s World Cup.

Kenneth Heiner-Moller’s charges, however, have big plans for the coming summer.

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