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Canada got off to winning start in Group E with a 1-0 success against Cameroon in Montpellier.
Like a number of the well fancied teams to have played so far, Canada were not at their best and found it hard to break down a well drilled Cameroon defence.
Christine Sinclair went close with a deflected header early on and Nichelle Prince hit the post but the Canadians broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time through a header from Kadeisha Buchanan.
After the break, Canada continued to dominate possession but could not find a second goal which would have wrapped up the game. Sinclair almost bundled in from close range late on but Claudine Meffometou was on hand to clear off the line and Canada had to settle for an odd goal victory.
Meanwhile, it was a historic day for Argentina as they picked up their first ever point at the seventh attempt, as they held Japan to a goalless draw.
Japan had the greater share of possession but Argentina defended in determined fashion and a dour first half did not produce a single shot on target at either end.
For Argentina, their best moments came from talented captain Estefania Banini who had a fine game but it was her defence who stood strong and Vanina Correa kept her country's first clean sheet in a World Cup Finals match against a disappointing Japanese side.
The result means that Scotland are on the bottom of Group D but on this showing, they will have a great chance of winning their remaining two group matches and reaching the knockout stages.
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