Canada win Olympic women’s football gold after penalty drama

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Canada were crowned the Olympic women’s football champions after they triumphed 3-2 on

penalties following a dramatic shootout with Sweden in Yokohama.

Caroline Seger fired over the bar when scoring would have won it for Sweden, allowing Deanne Rose to net and keep

The Canadians are alive at 2-2.

Jonna Andersson then saw an effort saved, allowing Julia Grosso to win it for Canada in sudden death.

Both sides were unsuccessful with three penalties in a row during the shootout.

120 minutes weren’t enough to separate these two sides as the second period of extra-time finished 1-1.

The United States beat Australia 4-3 on Thursday in the bronze medal game.

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