I’ve been posting all of these depressing and tense articles, so when I saw this article, I imagine it would feel good to post something else. Unfortunately, it’s not a good outcome for China, but did you know Chinese compete in soccer? China is known for Ping Pong (or table tennis) and badminton. Got this short article from MSN who got it from Reuters.
Sinclair saves the day for Canada with late winner
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An injury time goal by Christine Sinclair from the penalty spot lifted Canada to nail-biting 1-0 win over China on Saturday to get the Women’s World Cup off to an electrifying start.
Canadian coach John Herdman had declared on the eve of the opener anything less than victory would be a disappointment and Sinclair, Canada’s all-time leading scorer, made sure the capacity crowd of 53,058 went home happy when she coolly stepped up and slotted home a low shot to the right corner past a diving Chinese keeper.
Canada had dominated much of play but could not crack the Chinese wall until Adriana Leon was brought down heavily by Zhao Rong in the box, the referee immediately pointing to spot.
There was no doubt who would get the chance to be the hero, with Sinclair, who made her national team debut when she was 16 years old and has been a cornerstone of the team ever since, notching her 154th goal.
(Editing by Gene Cherry)