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

Neymar delivers Olympic soccer gold for Brazil

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
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Neymar delivered Brazil's first Olympic men's soccer gold medal on Saturday with the winning penalty in a 5-4 shootout victory over Germany in a thrilling match at the Maracana Stadium.

Christine Sinclair gets heartfelt praise from Canadian soccer boss

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
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Canada's top soccer official paid tribute to captain Christine Sinclair in the wake of the Canadian women's Olympic bronze medal.

Canadian women repeat as Olympic soccer bronze medallists

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Deanne Rose and Christine Sinclair scored to give Canada's women's team back-to-back Olympic soccer bronze medals with Friday's 2-1 victory over host Brazil.

3 keys to victory: Canadian women targeting 2nd soccer bronze

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Four years ago, Canada surprised and delighted a nation. The London bronze medal in women’s soccer was as uplifting as it was unexpected. At Rio 2016, is it too much to expect, or can Canada repeat the feat? Nigel Reed offers three keys to Canadian success against host Brazil.

Canada looks for bronze in Christine Sinclair’s milestone game

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The Canadian women's soccer team looks to return to the Olympic medal podium Friday on a milestone day for Christine Sinclair, who will earn her 250th cap.

Canada back on familiar turf for Olympic bronze-medal soccer game

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

After losing a shot at gold, the Canadian women's soccer team is back on familiar ground — in Sao Paulo and looking for Olympic bronze.

Neymar scores fastest Olympic goal, Brazil advances to final

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

With the fastest goal in Olympic history, Neymar led Brazil back to the gold-medal match, helping his side defeat Honduras 6-0 Wednesday in the semifinals of the men's tournament in Rio.

Canadian women lose semifinal, will play Brazil for Olympic soccer bronze

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Melanie Behringer and Sara Daebritz scored to help Germany avenge a loss to Canada in pool play with a 2-0 victory in a womens Olympic soccer semifinal on Tuesday in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Sweden beats Brazil in women’s soccer semifinal

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Hedvig Lindahl made two saves and Lisa Dahlkvist converted the final penalty as Sweden defeated host Brazil 4-3 in a shootout to reach the final of the Olympic soccer tournament for the first time.

Canadian fullback Chapman resumes training, questionable for Germany

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Fullback Allysha Chapman returned to training Monday, three days after her shoulder popped out during a violent collision in Canada's Olympic quarter-final win over France.