Women's World Cup: Statistical Analysis From Day 1

Christine Sinclair became the seventh player to score in four different Women's World Cups. Matthew Lewis/FIFA/Getty Images

Throughout the Women's World Cup, ESPN Stats & Info will provide daily breakdowns and analysis of the day's action.

Notes from Day 1

* Canada defeated China 1-0 on a Christine Sinclair penalty in the second minute of second-half stoppage time. It was the latest go-ahead goal in regulation in Women's World Cup history.

* Sinclair now has 154 international goals, four shy of Mia Hamm for second-most in world history, and she has scored eight Women's World Cup goals in four tournaments. Sinclair is the seventh player to score in four Women's World Cups, and she joins an illustrious list: Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Julie Foudy, Birgit Prinz, Bettina Wiegmann and Sun Wen.

* This was the first time in six appearances that Canada won its Women's World Cup opener, and it's also the first time in six appearances that China lost its WWC opener.

* The Netherlands beat New Zealand 1-0 on a memorable Lieke Martens strike from 27 yards. The Dutch are the first team to win their Women's World Cup debut since England did so in 1995.

* New Zealand remains winless in 10 Women's World Cup games, the most games by any country without a win at the tournament, and the Kiwis have been shut out in six of those matches.

Looking ahead to Day 2

* Sunday's Group B games pit two championship-winning countries against two debutants.

* Germany begins its quest to be the first three-time champion as one of two teams (along with the U.S.) to reach the knockout round in all six previous Women's World Cups.

* Germany faces Ivory Coast, which is making its first appearance at any FIFA women's tournament and is the lowest-ranked team in the field (67th).

* Norway is one of seven countries to qualify for all seven Women's World Cups and won the title in 1995. Norway coach Even Pellerud will be the first to coach at five Women's World Cups, after leading Norway in 1991 and 1995 and Canada in 2003 and 2007.

* Thailand will be making its Women's World Cup debut, with its only previous FIFA women's tournament a group-stage elimination at the 2004 U-20 Women's World Cup. The War Elephants qualified as the fifth team from Asia, despite being outscored 13-4 in four qualifying matches, for the worst goal differential of any team to qualify for the tournament.