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Canada Beats Sweden in Penalties to Win Gold in Women’s Soccer

August 6, 2021 10:05 AM | The Canadian Press


By The Canadian Press

Desiree Scott

Desiree Scott of Canada in action with Kosovare Asllani of Sweden on Friday, August 6, 2021. (REUTERS/Lisi Niesner)

YOKOHAMA, Japan – The Canadian women’s soccer team is celebrating an Olympic title at the Tokyo Games.

Canada defeated Sweden 3-2 on penalty kicks to win the gold medal after the teams finished extra time tied at one.

After Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe denied Jonna Andersson’s attempt, Julia Grosso scored the winner to end it.

Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius opened the scoring in the 34th minute but Jessie Fleming equalized from the penalty spot in the 67th minute.

It’s the first-ever Olympic title for the Canadian women’s soccer team.

Canada won bronze at the 2012 London Games and finished third again at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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