Published On: Fri, Aug 19th, 2016

Canada captures 2nd straight Olympic bronze by toppling Brazil

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Canada is back on the podium in women’s soccer.

Four years after a 91st-minute goal gave the Canadians their first Olympic medal in women’s soccer at London 2012, Christine Sinclair and Co. didn’t leave it quite so late this time around, defeating host nation Brazil 2-1 in the bronze medal match at Rio 2016.

After 17-year-old Deanne Rose etched her name in the Olympic record books by opening the scoring in the 25th minute, Sinclair – the team’s iconic captain who was earning her 250th cap – cemented the result with her 165th international goal just minutes after the half-time interval.

Related: Canada’s Rose becomes youngest scorer in women’s Olympic history

Brazil made things interesting in the latter stages of the contest, a tidy 79th-minute tally by Beatriz reigniting the home crowd and ensuring a nervy finish for John Herdman’s side.

But hold on they did, the Canadians crumbling to the pitch in celebration upon hearing the final whistle.

More to come.

All photos courtesy Action Images.

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