Canada qualifies for 2024 Olympic Games in Women’s Soccer

Jordyn Huitema (Douglas O’Brien, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada is Olympic bound in women’s soccer. In a two game total point series that concluded on Tuesday from Toronto, Ontario, Canada beat Jamaica by a score of 4-1. After blanking Jamaica 2-0 on Friday in Kingston, Jamaica, the Canadians beat Jamaica 2-1 in 90 minutes of action on their home grass.

The Canadian goal scorers on Tuesday were Cloe Lacasse of Sudbury, Ontario and Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Huitema of Chilliwack, British Columbia. Lacasse scored in the 39th minute and Huitema scored in the 50th minute. Huitema won the gold medal for Canada at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.

Canada and Jamaica played a two game total point series because they finished second and third respectively at the 2022 Women’s CONCACAF Championship in Mexico of July of last year. The United States won the tournament by beating Canada 1-0 in the final in Guadalupe, and were the first country from the Americas to qualify in women’s soccer for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Three more nations have already qualified. France gets an automatic berth as the host. Meanwhile, Brazil and Colombia have booked their tickets too by finishing among the top two nations in the 2022 Copa America Feminina Tournament. Seven more Olympic spots are still to be chosen. Thee will be two teams from Europe, two teams from Asia, two teams from Africa, and one team from the Oceania region.

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