Gayle goal gives Canada a chance for gold

Robyn Gayle’s first international goal has sent Canada to the gold-medal final at Guadalajara 2011. The winning goal – in the 88th minute of a 2:1 victory over Colombia – has guaranteed Canada a third-consecutive medal at the Pan American Games Women’s Football Tournament. Canada will face two-time defending champion Brazil in the championship final on Thursday 27 October.

For more information on the Canada-Colombia fixture, please read the 25 October 2011 match report.



Robyn Gayle’s first international goal has sent Canada to the gold-medal final at Guadalajara 2011. The winning goal – in the 88th minute of a 2:1 victory over Colombia – has guaranteed Canada a third-consecutive medal at the Pan American Games Women’s Football Tournament. Canada will face two-time defending champion Brazil in the championship final on Thursday 27 October.



Earlier in the day, Brazil won 1:0 over Mexico to win the first semi-final match. Brazil advances to the gold-medal final for the third time in a row, following championship victories over USA “B” (Rio 2007) and Canada (Santo Domingo 2003).



Canada and Brazil have already met once at Guadalajara 2011, playing to a 0:0 draw in the final group match on Saturday 20 October. The two teams finished with an identical record in the group phase, but Brazil won first place after its name was drawn from lots.



The XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 Women’s Football Tournament runs 18-27 October. All 16 matches are played at Estadio Omnilife. While Canada will face Brazil for the gold medal on 27 October, Mexico will face Colombia for the bronze medal earlier that day.

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