Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Soccer’ Category

Canadian women’s soccer team enjoying their Olympic off-days

Monday, August 8th, 2016

After the Canadian women's soccer team won their second game in group stage play, they received a couple of days off before playing their final game in Group F against Germany. What are these Olympians doing during their time off?

Brazilian fans turn on soccer team after scoreless draws

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Brazil, which has never won the Olympic gold medal in men's soccer, failed to win for the second consecutive game, held to a 0-0 draw by Iraq on Sunday.

Canadian soccer women set for ‘good go’ vs. powerhouse Germans

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Goalkeeper and vocal leader Stephanie Labbe, coming off a shutout win over Australia in her Olympic debut, should be well rested when Canada faces heavily favoured Germany in women's soccer Tuesday (CBC,, 3 p.m. ET) in Rio de Janeiro.

Janine Beckie emerging as next great Canadian scorer

Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Janine Beckie

With three goals in her first two Olympic matches, 21-year-old Janine Beckie is emerging as the next great goal scorer on Canada's national women's soccer team.

Janine Beckie stars as Canadian soccer women stay perfect

Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Rio Olympics Soccer Women

Janine Beckie scored twice as Canada all but clinched a spot in the Olympic women's soccer quarter-finals Saturday with a convincing 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe that improved the Canadians' record to 2-0-0.

Canadian women’s soccer team looks to keep rolling vs. Zimbabwe

Friday, August 5th, 2016

After a momentum-building win over Australia in its Olympic opener, the Canadian women's soccer team hopes to keep rolling against an inexperienced Zimbabwe unit in Sao Paulo on Saturday (2 p.m. ET).

Brazil’s soccer team jeered after disappointing Olympic debut

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Brazil started its quest for an Olympic gold medal in men's soccer with a disappointing 0-0 draw against 10-man South Africa, a result that prompted loud jeers by some of the home fans.

Canadian Olympic soccer team feeling ‘Unstoppable’

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

After dismantling Australia in its Olympic opener, the Canadian women's soccer team has embraced an unofficial theme song as it prepares for its match against Zimbabwe.

Canada’s soccer women break Olympic records in 1st match

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The Canadian women's national soccer team started Rio 2016 Olympic Games play by scoring the fast goal in Olympic history. It also set another record for fastest red card received in an Olympic matchup.

Canadian women’s soccer team wins Olympic opener over Australia

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The Canadian women’s soccer team kicked off its Olympic tournament with a 2-0 upset victory over fifth-ranked Australia Wednesday afternoon at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Janine Beckie scored the winner in the game's opening 20 seconds, the fastest goal in Olympic soccer history.