As the 2016 Summer Olympics officially get underway on Wednesday, the Canada women’s soccer team is set to kickoff its run for another medal in the Olympic Tournament.
Canada kicks off its tournament in Brazil with a meeting against Australia.
Canada, which earned bronze in the 2012 Games in London, fields a young squad this summer but has the experience and leadership of captain Christine Sinclair.
“Our goal heading into this tournament is to prove London wasn’t a fluke and that we’re a power,” Sinclair said, via CBC Sports. “There’s half-a-dozen or so teams that have a legitimate shot at getting on the podium, and I’d put our team right up there.
“We help out in any way we can with the younger players. I think the biggest thing is having a coaching staff that has made it to the podium before. They know what to expect. We’re not heading into this blindly but it’s a completely different tournament and we need to prove it all over again.”
It should be exciting to see whether Sinclair is able to lead tenth-ranked Canada on another improbable run.
How can you tune in to the first day of action at the Summer Olympics in Rio? Here is all of the information you will need to tune in to today’s match from the opening whistle:
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 3
Start Time: 2 p.m. ET
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Venue: Arena Corinthians
TV Info: NBCSN
Live Stream: Stream 1
Day -2 Schedule:
Sweden-South Africa (Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, 13.00)
Brazil-China PR (Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, 16.00)
Canada-Australia (Corinthians Arena, Sao Paulo, 15.00)
Zimbabwe-Germany (Corinthians Arena, Sao Paulo, 18.00)
USA-New Zealand (Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 19.00)
France-Colombia (Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 22.00)
(All times local)
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