Olympics: Great Britain 0-2 Canada – GB Women Sent To Coventry By Superior Canadians (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

3rd, August 2012


By Alan Duffy

Great Britain’s women fell at the first knockout hurdle at the City of Coventry stadium on Friday night, losing to Canada in the quarter-finals.

The 2-0 scoreline was a fair reflection of a game in which the hosts struggled to replicate their match-winning performance against Brazil just days before. Canada started strongly and were already a goal up inside 11 minutes courtesy of a superb strike from Jonelle Filigno while Christine Sinclair made it two courtesy of a free-kick.

Over 28,000 watched the game and the hope is that, despite the defeat, the performance of Team GB will give the women’s game in the UK a well-deserved shot in the arm.

Canada now go on to face neighbours USA in the semi-finals.

On a slightly different point, I wonder what the odds are on Hope Powell becoming the first female manager in the men’s game in England?


Highlights to follow…

Photos: PA