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Canadian women to play Sweden for third place at Algarve Cup soccer tournament

ALMANCIL, Portugal — Canada will face Sweden for third place Wednesday at the Algarve Cup women's soccer tournament.

Canada, ranked fifth in the world, tied No. 22 Iceland 0-0 in its opening match before defeating No. 20 Scotland 1-0 on Christine Sinclair's 179th international goal.

Canada has a career 5-13-3 record against No. 9 Sweden, although it is 2-1-2 in the last five meetings.

No. 34 Poland will face No. 13 Norway in Wednesday's championship game in Parchal, Portugal.

Canada won the tournament in 2016 and was runner-up in 2017.

The Canadian women finished fifth last year after beating Japan 2-0 in their final match. Canada, second to Sweden in Group B with a 2-1-0 record, was consigned to the fifth-place game after finishing as the second-best runner-up behind Portugal (2-0-1).

The championship game between Sweden and the Netherlands was cancelled due to heavy rain. Both teams were awarded first place.

 

The Canadian Press




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