Canada women’s soccer qualifies for Olympics on Huitema’s goal

CARSON, Calif. (AP) – With a spot in the Tokyo Olympics secured, Canada has set its sights on the next step.

Jordyn Huitema scored in the 72nd minute and Canada qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a 1-0 semifinal victory Friday over Costa Rica in the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament.

Canada has won the bronze medal at the last two Olympics.

“Ever since we came out of the World Cup, we’ve been setting new goals,” Canada coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller said. “We definitely looked a little bit beyond the qualifying because we want to be at the podium again. I think we have the team for it.”

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