Canada is back in the race to win a gold medal in the women’s football event at the 2016 Rio Olympics. They defeated their French opponents by a lone goal in a keenly contested match on Friday, August 12m 2016.
Canada reached the top three in the last Olympics hosted in London after defeating France 1-0 at the semi finals to pick up the bronze medal. This year again, the Canadian women repeated the same feat but on a lower rung by getting past them by the same margin to reach the semi finals. The higher-ranked French opposition hoped to pull a revenge at the quarterfinals, but it quite happen.