Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Soccer’ Category

In 2021, Canada finally broke through as a powerhouse soccer nation

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
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Make no mistake about it — 2021 was a breakout year for Canadian soccer, with the women’s team winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics, and the men’s side establishing itself as a rising power in the CONCACAF region. 

Canada’s Janine Beckie scores for Man City in victorious Women’s Super League opener

Saturday, September 4th, 2021
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A powerful low drive by Canadian striker Janine Beckie helped Manchester City to a 4-0 victory over Everton in their Women’s Super League opener on Saturday.

Brazil criticizes triumphant soccer team for refusing to wear official Olympic uniform at medal ceremony

Sunday, August 8th, 2021
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The Brazilian Olympic Committee will take action against its men's soccer national team after the players refused to wear the nation's official Olympic uniform during the medal ceremony at the Tokyo Games on Saturday.

Brazil repeats as Olympic men’s soccer champions with win over Spain

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
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Brazil beat Spain 2-1on Saturday to defend its Olympic soccer gold in Yokohama, Japan, the scene of its last World Cup title in 2002.

Watch Canada vs. Sweden for Olympic gold in women’s soccer

Friday, August 6th, 2021
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Live coverage of the Olympic women's soccer gold-medal match between Canada and Sweden begins at 8 a.m. ET on Olympic Games Morning. The will decide which team is crowned Olympic champion of the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Zambian soccer player Barbra Banda makes Olympic history with consecutive hat tricks

Saturday, July 24th, 2021
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While the Tokyo Olympics only officially began on Friday, it's safe to say one of the breakout stars has already emerged. Zambia's Barbra Banda made history by becoming the first female soccer player to ever score back-to-back hat tricks at the Olympics.

The Olympic women’s soccer tournament suddenly looks more wide-open

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
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CBC Sports' daily Olympic newsletter recaps the Canadian women's soccer team's opening-match draw vs. Japan and runs through some key things to know for the rest of the tournament.

Canada’s women’s soccer team opens Olympics with draw against favoured Japan

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
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After more than a year of pandemic delays, Canada’s women’s soccer team kicked off its Olympic tournament with a 1-1 draw against host Japan.

Bev Priestman relishes her journey from working-class England to the Olympic stage

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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Bev Priestman's working-class roots from the English town of Consett have led her to this moment, where she is headed to the Tokyo Olympics in hopes of guiding Canada to a third consecutive medal.

Canadian women tie the Netherlands in pre-Olympic match

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021
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Janine Beckie scored twice to help Canada tie the Netherlands 3-3 in a pre-Olympic training match Wednesday.