FT - Canada punches their ticket back to the Olympics!
90’ + 3’ - 3 mins of extra time. Costa Rica pull their keeper on a set play, they almost squeak one in. Canada almost chips her on the way back.
86’ - YELLOW CARD - COSTA RICA:
Tarjeta amarilla para Melissa Herrera al 86'#LaSeleFemenina vs #Canadá en el Preolímpico #CONCACAF pic.twitter.com/cmrgviDapK— FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica (@fedefutbolcrc) February 8, 2020
85’ - COSTA RICA SUBSTITUTION:
¡Sale! Priscilla Chinchilla— FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica (@fedefutbolcrc) February 8, 2020
¡Entra! Jazmín Elizondo
Minuto 85' #LaSeleFemenina vs #Canadá pic.twitter.com/65Son8QnpH
74’ - COSTA RICA SUBSTITUTION:
¡Sale! M° Paula Salas— FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica (@fedefutbolcrc) February 8, 2020
¡Entra! Gloriana Villalobos
Minuto 74' #LaSeleFemenina 0:1 #Canadá pic.twitter.com/Hzu3vmVLii
72’ - GOAL! HUITEMA! CANADA 1 - 0 COSTA RICA. It was ugly, but they all count!
.@CanadasoccerEN continúa atacando, pero atrás @noebermudez_13 defiende bien el arco de @fedefutbolcrc | #WeBelong #CWOQ pic.twitter.com/Lw8YvQbFZV— Concacaf (@Concacaf) February 8, 2020
72' GOAL! Jordyn Huitema hits the post and then puts her own rebound into the back of the net!— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) February 8, 2020
1-0 #CANWNT #CWOQ pic.twitter.com/Plh6dUHsOQ
67’ - A crush in the Costa Rica 18 sees a few shots but still no breakthrough.
64’ - CANADA SUBSTITUTION:
¡Sale! Jessie Fleming— FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica (@fedefutbolcrc) February 8, 2020
¡Entró! Deanne Rose
Al 63' en el Preolímpico #CONCACAF entre #LaSeleFemenina vs #Canadá pic.twitter.com/KYVbrofG5x
63’ - Canada knock again but nada.
61’ - Beckie wide open on the left, great chance. Still goalless.
That was close! @janinebeckie had the chance to score the opener at 61' | #WeBelong #CWOQ @CanadasoccerEN pic.twitter.com/Z8DyAdMbjO— Concacaf (@Concacaf) February 8, 2020
58’ - Heitema goes 1 on 4 but can’t finish. Corner to Canada.
58' Sinclair springs Huitema down the right hand side, who cuts in but her shot doesn't make it through the traffic in front of the Costa Rican net. Canada's second corner of the night.— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) February 8, 2020
0-0 #CANWNT #CWOQ
54’ - The drama around service issues FAR more captivating than this snorefest.
This is why Toronto area @thevoyageurs should have gone to the viewing at @TheCloakPub! No issues here. https://t.co/VCUepgzXiO— Duane Rollins (@24thminute) February 8, 2020
50’ - Onesoccer going to YouTube for the second half.
Apologies for the issues tonight. You can catch the second half here. #CanWNT https://t.co/q1A1jQJDwZ— Oliver Platt (@plattoli) February 8, 2020
46’ - 45 mins and maybe more to decide this.
HT - Locked at nil-nil.
I mean they probably grind this out, but...man #CanWNT— Duane Rollins (@24thminute) February 8, 2020
45’ + 5’ - 5 minutes of stoppage time added.
40’ - YELOW CARD - CANADA - Issued to Chapman.
Tarjeta amarilla para Allysha Chapman en #Canadá al 40'. #LaSeleFemenina #SomosLaFedefutbol pic.twitter.com/QOuPb3qdjO— FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica (@fedefutbolcrc) February 8, 2020
Physical game, this. Chapman just picked up Canada's 2nd yellow (1st was to Sinclair. Costa Rica also has a yellow,— John Molinaro (@JohnMolinaro) February 8, 2020
22’ - Cagey game. Not too many chances for either side.
22' Lots of possession and passes connecting through the midfield looking for an opportunity to break through.— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) February 8, 2020
0-0 #CANWNT #CWOQ
15’ - Here’s a temp stream fro those affected by any shenanigans:
Temp stream. https://t.co/ImZyJ9J8vT— ATGK Academy (@ATGKacademy) February 8, 2020
13’ - Weird. My feed is still humming. Did I just jinx myself?
We are experiencing some technical difficulties and are working as quickly as possible to address the issue.— OneSoccer (@onesoccer) February 8, 2020
Please bear with us! We're really sorry for the inconvenience.
11’ - Costa Rica putting tons of pressure on Canada. So far, we’re holding firm.
4’ - YELLOW CARD - CANADA - Issued to Christine Sinclair for an errant elbow. Her victim, Benevides, stays horizontal on the pitch for a spell, and comes back with her head bandaged. Ouch.
Christine Sinclair, de #Canadá recibe tarjeta amarrilla al 3' contra #LaSeleFemenina.#SomosLaFedefutbol pic.twitter.com/GFrDVznmuX— FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica (@fedefutbolcrc) February 8, 2020
1’ - And we’re off in Los Angeles! (well, Carson).
6:48PM - CanSoc was nice enough to get us luddites yet another primer on how to watch the game:
One win away from #Tokyo2020.— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) February 6, 2020
Watch #CANWNT face Costa Rica in the Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Semi-Finals on 7 February. Match live at 19.00 ET / 16.00 PT on https://t.co/OKOnUUxhPO! pic.twitter.com/QdwDtYuRcB
6:35PM - Pre-Game show on OneSoccer; free on Twitter.
LIVE | Canada vs Costa Rica Pre Show— OneSoccer (@onesoccer) February 7, 2020
Tonight's winner secures their ticket to Tokyo 2020!
Join @AndiPetrillo, @lauraarmy, @cmoscato4 and @adamkjenkins to get it started before kick off!
️ Join @GarethWheeler + @havaris_eva on the call! https://t.co/ZO5SnBWu1G
6:30PM - Spool up your OneSoccer, open your second and third screens. It’s win or go home time!
Here's the Starting XI for today's match at the Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship! #CANWNT #CWOQ pic.twitter.com/NgU7lpxm1S— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) February 7, 2020
COSTA RICA (we can practice our Spanish reading comprehension):
#LaSeleFemenina peleará el boleto a #Tokyo2020 con este equipazo titular. #SomosLaFedefutbol pic.twitter.com/hFeUUphgLq— FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica (@fedefutbolcrc) February 7, 2020
Canada’s women’s national team will play Costa Rica on Friday for a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Canadian women (No. 8) went undefeated in the group stage, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 22-0.
Costa Rica (No. 37), meanwhile, slipped up one time in round-robin action, losing to the strong Americans 6-0 in their final match. They’ll look to bounce back against Christine Sinclair’s side, but it won’t be easy as Canada owns a 13-0-0 all-time record over their Central American counterparts.
If Canada wins today, they’ll earn a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, despite having to likely face the U.S. in a potential Concacaf Qualifying Tournament final.
If you’re wondering what the Canadian side’s strongest current team may look like, Ben had a great piece this morning predicting just that.
HOW TO WATCH
MATCH DAY!— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) February 7, 2020
: https://t.co/OKOnUUxhPO, Rogers, SaskTel and TELUS
: Carson, CA
⏰: 16.00 local / 19.00 ET / 16.00 PT
: COSTA RICA
#️⃣: #CANWNT #CWOQ pic.twitter.com/R507x4OsH1
The game will once again be televised across various channels and streamed on OneSoccer. I’ll have a recap up shortly after the conclusion of the match as we see whether or not Canada secures their spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.