Canada defeated U.S. ladies’s soccer on Monday and took away its hopes of a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Canada’s Jessie Fleming converted on a penalty shot in the 75th minute to catch the lead. The team would never understand lend a hand and ended up beating the U.S., 1-0.
Canada took the penalty after VAR certain the U.S.’ Tierna Davidson committed a miserable on Canada’s Deanne Rose in the field.
It would per chance well maybe be the principle time Canada will compete for a gold medal in ladies’s soccer. The team didn’t qualify for the Olympics in 1996, 2000 or 2004. The team done in eighth role in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and gained bronze in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
Canada also made it to the quarterfinals of the 2015 Ladies’s World Cup and the Round of 16 in the 2019 World Cup and had never done higher than fourth role in the match.
Canada now faces the winner of Australia-Sweden in the gold-medal match.
Canada’s Jessie Fleming celebrates scoring the hole objective from the penalty put for the duration of a ladies’s semifinal soccer match in opposition to United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Kashima, Japan. (AP Photograph/Fernando Vergara)
The U.S. failed to ranking one thing in opposition to Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe. The U.S. had 56% of the possession time and six shots on objective in comparison to Canada’s 44% of possession time and simplest two shots on objective.
The U.S. looked shaky for the duration of Olympic play. The team lost 3-0 in its opening match to Sweden, beat Fresh Zealand and then tied with Australia to barely build the knockout stage. The U.S. wished penalties to defeat the Netherlands earlier than taking part in Canada.
The U.S. will be in the bronze-medal match in opposition to the loser of Australia-Sweden. The team gained gold in the 2012 Games and done fifth in the 2016 Games.