Canada girls’s soccer crew opens Olympics with draw in opposition to Japan
SAPPORO, Japan — Mana Iwabuchi scored within the 84th minute and Japan pulled right into a 1-1 draw with Canada to open the Olympic girls’s soccer event on Wednesday.
Christine Sinclair, the all-time main worldwide scorer amongst women and men, scored her 187th profession objective within the sixth minute to present the Canadians the early lead. It got here in her three hundredth look with the crew.
Iwabuchi answered late with a protracted strike that caught Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe out of place.
The Tokyo Video games are Canada’s fourth Olympics. The crew has received bronze medals within the final two.
Sinclair has performed in all 4 appearances, scoring 12 objectives in 15 video games — together with the game-winner in opposition to Brazil within the third-place match in 2016.
The Canadians are taking part in beneath coach Bev Priestman, who took over when Kenneth Heiner-Moller stepped down final June.
Japan, which certified as hosts, didn’t make the sector for Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Often known as the Nadeshiko, Japan received silver on the 2012 London Video games.
Group play continues on Saturday with Canada dealing with Chile and Japan taking part in Britain on the Sapporo Dome. Earlier Wednesday, Britain defeated Chile 2-0.