Canada wins Bronze at London Olympic Soccer
Canada’s women’s soccer team has captured a bronze medal at the London Olympics.
Diana Matheson scored in the 92nd minute to beat France 1-0 in the third-place game.
The result gives Canada its first Summer Games medal in a traditional team sport since 1936.
Matheson’s goal came after France dominated the second half and nearly went ahead in the 61st minute when striker Gaetane Thiney’s shot hit a post.
Canada had an excellent chance in the 15th minute but captain Christine Sinclair launched a pass from Rhian Wilkinson over the net.
France entered the game having outscored Canada 6-0 in their previous two meetings, including a 4-0 win at the Women’s World Cup.