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History made for the Canadian women's soccer team

Soccer

The GIST: For the first time in history, our Canadian women’s soccer team — led by the GOAT Christine Sinclair — will compete for gold. *cue tears*

August 02, 2021
Source: Canada Soccer/Twitter
Source: Canada Soccer/Twitter

The rematch: Defense was the name of the game in this rematch of the controversial London 2012 semifinal where Canada lost 4–3 (and went on to take bronze). Though the world No. 1 USWNT piled on the pressure, goalkeeper Steph Labb​​é and Canada’s back line stood strong.

  • A penalty kick from Jessie Fleming in the 75th minute was all that was needed in the 1–0 win — the first time CanWNT has defeated the USWNT since November 11th, 2000. HYFR.

Operation colour change: After winning back-to-back Olympic bronze medals, today’s W earned CanWNT the opportunity to play for something shinier: gold or silver. 

  • They’ll now face Sweden in Thursday’s final at a reasonable time — 10 p.m. ET — and regardless of the outcome, Canadian history has been made.