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    Canada Beat U.S. in Women’s Soccer, All Set to Play for Olympic Gold on Friday

    The Canadian Women’s Soccer team took a 1-0 victory over the U.S. to move onto the gold medal game. They are set to play Sweden’s national team on Friday at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. After the victory, captain Christine Sinclair sat down on the pitch at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium to take a minute and think about what they achieved. 

    The only thing that separated these two great teams was a confident penalty shot goal from Jessie Flemming’s in the 74th minute. The Canadian team has won bronze in the last two Summer Olympics and made a goal to aim higher this year. Sinclair said, “Back-to-back bronzes, we were kinda sick of that… and this team, I mean, wow, what a performance, what a fight. Just so proud of this team, and one more to go.”

    Canada was ranked eighth coming into the Olympics and will face No.5 ranked Sweden. Sweden managed to beat the No. 9 ranked Australians on Monday’s late semifinal at Yokahama Stadium. The United States women will face off against Australia for the Olympic bronze on Thursday.

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