Canada knocked out hosts Team GB in the quarter-final of the London 2012 Olympic women’s football tournament, they now face CONCACAF rivals USA in the semi-final on Monday 6th August at the famous Old Trafford Stadium (19:45 local time).
USA and Canada will be a rematch of this year’s CONCACAF final, where USA won 4-0. These teams also met in their final pre-Olympic send off match (in June 2012), this was a much closer contest and could easily have ended a draw or even a win for Canada.
USA have won all their London 2012 Olympic matches so far whilst Canada suffered a loss to Japan in the group stage and a great comeback draw against Sweden. The most impressive game for Canada was the quarter-final against Great Britain, against a team that were yet to concede in the tournament so far and with a strong crowd of support behind them it could have been daunting for the Canadians.
USA are at their fifth consecutive Olympic semi-final, they will be determined to advance to the final and win its fourth Olympic gold medal (third in a row).
Canada Starting Line-up
USA Starting Line-up
Take a look at both teams full London 2012 Olympic Women’s Football squad, Canada / USA
Referee – PEDERSEN Christiana (NOR),
Assistant Referee 1 – STEINLUND Hege (NOR),
Assistant Referee 2 – ROJC Lada (CRO),
4th Official – HONG Eun Ah (KOR)
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Canada 3-4 USA (AET)
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