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MARCOUSSIS, France -- The Canadian team has to go through host France in order to reach the final of the IRB Womens Rugby World Cup. It wont be easy with a sellout crowd of vocal supporters expected to cheer the French sides every move on Wednesday at Stade Jean Bouin in Paris. Canadian head coach Francois Ratier doesnt expect his players to be intimidated by the surroundings in the semifinal matchup. In fact, he feels it will actually give his squad an advantage. "For me, its a challenge for the French, not for us," he said Tuesday from the Paris suburb of Marcoussis. "Because they play in front of their crowd, in front of 20,000 people, and the pressure is on them, not on us. So for us its clear. We know that were going to play against an entire country but its a source of motivation. "We are not afraid at all." Canada (2-0-1) has looked strong at the 12-team tournament with a 31-5 victory over Spain on Aug. 1 and a 42-7 rout of Samoa on Aug. 5. Canada secured a semifinal berth with a 13-13 tie against England -- the 2010 finalist and a three-time runner-up -- last Saturday. France (3-0), meanwhile, has not conceded a single try so far, outscoring Wales, South Africa and Australia by a combined score of 98-6. Canada and France split a two-game series last fall. France took the opener 27-19 on Nov. 2 while Canada beat the host side 11-6 four days later. The winner of Wednesdays game will face either Ireland or England in Sundays final. "This game is a fantastic opportunity for us to show the world that we belong here in the semifinals of the World Cup and in the finals, and our goal is the play our game and enjoy the experience," Ratier said. Canada is 9-5-1 under Ratier, a former French top division player, who took over the Canadian program in March 2013. He has his side playing disciplined rugby with a team-first mentality. There will be a new champion at this years tournament. The England-Canada draw left four-time defending champions New Zealand out of the semifinal picture. It was the first time the Black Ferns have failed to reach the final four in tournament history. Canadas best result at this event is a fourth-place finish, achieved in 1998, 2002 and 2006. The team was a disappointing sixth in 2010. Magali Harvey of Quebec City has three tries in the tournament and leads the Canadian team with 39 points, behind only Englands Emily Scarratts 43. There will be one change to the Canadian lineup as Brittany Waters of Vancouver will replace Jessica Dovanne of Victoria on the wing. Canadian captain Kelly Russell said her teammates are "gritty, fierce and ready to go." "We believe in what were doing and how were playing," she said. "We want it." Custom New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys . Quarterback Drew Willy appeared to injure his throwing hand on the third last play of practice Thursday. ETwaun Moore Pelicans Jersey . 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General manager David Poile called signing Ribeiro a great opportunity to add a talented, experienced and creative centre Tuesday when he introduced the veteran at a news conference. Ribeiros contract is worth $1.05 million after being bought out of the final three years of a $22 million contract by the Coyotes recently.Zinedine Zidane is hopeful both Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will be fit for Real Madrids Champions League semi-final second leg at home to Manchester City. Ronaldo missed the weekends La Liga win over Rayo Vallecano with a thigh injury and did not feature in the goalless semi-final first leg at the Etihad on Tuesday night, despite training the day before.Benzema, meanwhile, was withdrawn at half-time against City, leaving his participation for the return leg at the Bernabeu on May 4 in doubt. Zidanes Real Madrid side claimed a 0-0 draw against City at the Etihad on Tuesday night We hope that they can both be fit for the second leg, thats the idea, said Real head coach Zidane. But we cant say right now. We have to see. We have to take it day by day and see how they are.Cristiano felt something after that last training session. Thatss why he didnt play.dddddddddddd Karim, it was a little bit different. But at the end of the day, little by little, he felt a little bit worse in himself. We dont want to gamble with his fitness. We know how important both players are for us.Real had the better chances in a tight contest, with Benzemas replacement Jese heading against the bar in the second half and Pepe firing a close-range shot at Joe Hart. Man City also suffered an injury setback as David Silva went off late in the first half I am happy with the game, said Zidane. It was not easy but in the end, we defended really well. We had the ball more in the second half and we had more chances after the break. It was a tough game but I am happy with the result.Before this game, it was 50:50 and now its the same. We have the second leg at home, but its 50:50. We are going to have to work like we did today.It is a Champions League semi-final so nothing is easy, but I am happy with the result and the work the players did.City did not have a shot on target until injury-time when Kevin De Bruynes free-kick needed to be tipped over by Keylor Navas.Defensively, we played really well, said Zidane. We know (Sergio) Aguero is a good player so we didnt give him much space. The idea was to defend together. We managed to achieve what we wanted. Watch highlights of Real Madrids La Liga clash away to Real Sociedad on Saturday on Sky Sports 3 HD from 9.30pm. Also See: Man City 0-0 Real Madrid As it happened Real Madrid fixtures Get a £10 free bet! ' ' '

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