It was one of the most exciting football games in the history of the Olympics.
Our image of the day captures a rightfully sorrowful Canadian player’s face after a heartbreaking loss to the USA.
The United States advanced to the final of the Olympic women’s football tournament on Monday, August 6 after an Alex Morgan goal in the last minute of extra-time clinched a dramatic 4-3 victory over Canada.
In one of the most extraordinary matches in the history of the tournament, the American women came from behind three times to level at 3-3 in 90 minutes before Morgan’s 120th-minute clincher at Old Trafford.
Canada — who had taken the lead three times thanks to a magnificent hat-trick from captain and striker Christine Sinclair — were left shattered by the agonizing nature of the loss.
The United States will now play Japan in Thursday’s final at Wembley in a rematch of last year’s women’s World Cup final won by the Asian giants. – Agence-France Presse
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