The 2016 Rio Olympic Games brought a lot of surprises with the Canadian women not being left out.
They broke a record of 22 years as they defeated the German national women team at the Olympics after 13 attempts. They have a golden opportunity to achieve another feat when they meet in the semi finals of the women soccer category. The game is slated for Tuesday, August 16 2016.
The Canada soccer team trounced Germany 2-1 in the group stage, but will meet a reinvigorated German team when they meet. For the Canadians to win, they would have to get off on a strong start. A quick goal within say the first 15 minutes will go a long way in boosting the confidence of the team. Germany will be hoping to dominate possession with the hope that they will break the defensive shell. Canada must stand united and resist crawling back to their half.
Germany will not give chances to the Canadians, going by their recent play. Canada would have to find space and convert the few they get. The Germans will likely block out Canada’s talisman Melissa Tancredi, especially after scoring two goals last week. There’s also Christine Sinclair and new star Janine Beckie. The midfield would be a key battle area so Canada would have to make tackles and break passing to get a hold of the midfield. Patient would be a virtue here.
Canada have won every of their four games, scoring as much as eight goals in the process. They have defeated Germany in this tournament, and while the Germans will be looking for revenge, Canada need to make best use of the confidence. The pressure will be on the Germans to avenge the loss, so a calm disposition would give Canada the edge.