The women’s team in canadian soccer has earned his ticket to the olympic Games in Tokyo by defeating Costa Rica by a score of 1 to 0, Friday, at Carson in California, in the semi-final of the olympic qualifying tournament of Concacaf.
Best leading scorer in the history of Canada since the beginning of the tournament, Jordyn Huitema has made the difference by shaking the ropes in the 72nd minute. It was his seventh goal of the competition.
Eighth world power, Canada was the favorite in this duel in Costa Rica, which points to the 37th in the world.
The Canadian took the opportunity to sign a fourth clean sheet in a row. Indeed, they have dominated their opponents 23 to 0 at the chapter goals in the four games since the start of the tournament.
“Costa Rica has complicated the task, but we dominated, we finally scored and we were so solid defensively that he was not question for us to give up a goal after taking the lead,” said canada’s captain Christine Sinclair by way of a press release.
“We never get tired of participating in the olympic Games. Each opportunity offers a different history and a distinct experience. We now look forward to being able to go up on the podium”, she added.
The other semi-final will be between American, the first in the world, the Mexican, 26es, later in the evening. The winning team will also ensure its participation in the summer Games of 2020.
Canada will be making a fourth olympic appearance in a row. The representatives of the country had also won bronze at the London Games in 2012, and in Rio, in 2016.