The road to the 2024 World Cup and Olympics began on Tuesday for the Canadian women’s soccer team.
The Canadians beat Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 to open the CONCACAF Championship.
Kristen Sinclair set the only goal in the first half with a header after just 6 minutes of play, her 109th goal on the international scene.
In the second half, Giulio Grosso scored two goals. Then Jesse Fleming, Janine Becky and Jordyn Hetema completed the recording.
Eight teams from the region are vying for one of four tickets that give direct access to the World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, as well as a venue to host the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Canada is in Group B with Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago and Panama. The first group consists of the United States, Mexico, Jamaica and Haiti.
Not only will the two best teams from each group advance to the semi-finals of the tournament, they will also secure their ticket to the World Championships.
Canada, sixth in the world, is by far the highest-ranked team in its group. After today’s match against Trinidad and Tobago (76), they will face Panama (57th place) on Friday before concluding the group stage against Costa Rica (37) on July 11.
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