American goalkeeper Alyssa Naher blocked three more penalty kicks (from Lake Martins, Vivien Miedema and Annick Nouen) against the Orange team on Friday, but was injured half an hour later today and replaced Adriana Franch.
The Canadian women had last won twenty years ago against the United States, the absolute superpower in women’s football. Since then, there have been at least 36 encounters between the two countries, but today Canada has finally managed to beat the United States for the first time in an official match.
Canada will play Australia or Sweden in the final. The semi-finals start at 1 pm. The final takes place on Friday at 4am Dutch time. Back in the day, American women were still playing for the bronze medal. That match starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
“It’s terrible,” said striker Megan Rapinoe, one of the greatest names in American football over the years. , of course you don’t want to lose, you definitely don’t want to lose to Canada and certainly not in a big tournament. But if you play like we do here, you’re asking for trouble. There are a hundred things we could have done better. This is very difficult to digest.”
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