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7 sides unbeaten in FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 qualifiers

Valentina Cernoia of Italy makes a play during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 qualifier between Italy and Spain at Stadio Romeo Menti on April 5 in Vicenza, Italy
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Seven countries remain perfect in FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers, while several others are a step closer to booking a Canada 2015 ticket through the yearlong European qualifications.

From the past week, 38 nations participated in 30 matches as the group phase passed the halfway mark.

Fifteen matches were played from April 4-5 April and another 15 matches were contested from April 9-10. The next round of matches happens on April 26 and from May 7-8.

Group leaders include perfect nations Germany (Group 1) and England (Group 6) as well as unbeaten nations Spain (Group 2) and Switzerland (Group 3).

Perfect nations Scotland and Sweden are one-two in Group 4 while also-perfect France and Finland are one-two in Group 7. Netherlands, Norway (perfect) and Belgium, meanwhile, are in a tight race in Group 5.

From September 2013 to September 2014, there are 42 nations competing in the European group phase, with 10 matches to be played by each nation.

While each group winner will automatically qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, four of the seven second-place finishers will advance to the decisive European playoff for an eighth and final ticket to Canada 2015.

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