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

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.

US soccer star Alex Morgan confused about Tokyo Olympic policy on children

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
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U.S. soccer player Alex Morgan leaves for the Tokyo Olympics in a week's time but says she is still unsure whether eased restrictions for nursing mothers will allow her to bring her 1-year-old daughter with her.

Jonathan David a key to Canadian men unlocking deep run in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
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When the Canadian men’s team competes in next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, it’ll do so with one of the brightest young prospects in European club soccer as a reference point. No, not just Alphonso Davies, but 21-year-old Ottawa native Jonathan David from France's Lille OSC.

Lloyd, Rapinoe headline U.S. women’s Olympic roster

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
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The U.S. women's soccer team that will compete at this year's Tokyo Olympics will have a familiar look as Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan were among a slew of experienced players named to the national squad on Wednesday.

Canada women’s soccer coach Bev Priestman hopes for improved play against Brazil

Sunday, June 13th, 2021
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After taking a "little bit of a step backwards" in a scoreless draw against the Czech Republic, Canada coach Bev Priestman wants to see improvements against Brazil on Monday.