Fans embrace Canada’s team in São Paulo

#CanadaRED #35MStrong for Canada 2:0 Australia

Fans both at home and abroad are embracing Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team at the Rio 2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. From a match that delivered countless twists and turns, fans took to social media to follow, encourage, and celebrate Canada’s impressive 2:0 win over Australia.

“Brazil is such an amazing soccer country and it felt like we had the fans behind us,” said Janine Beckie after Canada’s 2:0 win at Corinthians Arena. “We couldn’t have asked for a better atmosphere in which to play and win.”

“It was a dream start,” said captain Christine Sinclair. “I don’t think we could have drawn it up better for us. I am super proud of our team – the fight we showed and the spirit. It was a huge win for us.”

The match kept fans on the edge of their seats for the full 90 minutes. From Beckie’s record-breaking, first-minute goal through to the final whistle, fans kept connected to the ever-popular #CanadaRED. With only 10 players on the pitch for most of the match, Canada was that much better knowing #35MStrong were behind them every step of the way.

Canada return to the Olympic pitch to face Zimbabwe on Saturday 6 August, with the match to be broadcast live on Canada’s Olympic Network CBC TV and Radio-Canada starting at 14.00 ET / 11.00 PT (15.00 local). It will also be streamed via CBC’s App for Rio2016 in French and English (available for download for iOS and Android).

 

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