canWNT loss to Germany - Olympics

Canada to play for second straight Olympic bronze after falling to Germany in semifinals

Canada’s dreams of reaching the top of the podium in women’s soccer will have to wait after falling 2-0 to second-ranked Germany in the semifinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics on Tuesday.

Instead, Canada will play for bronze for the second straight Olympics – an impressive feat in itself – after taking home the bronze medal in 2012. Canada, who were a perfect 4W-0L-0D heading into Tuesday’s tilt, will face host Brazil in the third-place match on Friday morning at 9 a.m. PT.

Meanwhile, Germany advances to the gold medal match against Sweden.

Melanie Behringer, who opened the scoring with a 22nd-minute penalty, and Sara Dabritz provided the scoring for Germany on Tuesday.

Canada fought to the final whistle, creating a number of chances in the late stages, but simply couldn’t find a breakthrough.