15 Jul 2012

Football Ferns defeated by Canada in Olympic warm-up

9:57 am on 15 July 2012

The Football Ferns coach Tony Readings is confident his side's below par 2-nil loss to Canada in an Olympic Games warm up in Switzerland this morning was a one-off as London draws closer.

While the Canadians, ranked seventh in the world, were favourites to beat 23rd ranked New Zealand at their Matchworld Women's Cup match, Readings is not happy with the quality of his team's showing.

But Reading says they've been on a run of consistent performances against teams ranked higher than them so the loss is a blip rather than the trend.

The Football Ferns play Colombia on Wednesday before travelling to London to enter the Olympic Village.