This Day in Football from 1-7 October

The history of Canada’s national teams.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 2 October 2003
Canada wins 1:0 to eliminate China PR in the quarter-final stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003. Charmaine Hooper scores the lone goal in the eighth minute before a strong Canadian defence nullifies the Chinese attack for another 80-plus minutes. Goalkeeper Taryn Swiatek posted the clean sheet.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 5 October 2003
Canada falls 1:2 to Sweden in the semi-final stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003. Kara Lang opens the scoring before Malin Moström (78th minute) and Josefine Öqvist (86th minute) answer for Sweden. Silvana Burtini makes her 77th (and final) appearance for Canada. Sharolta Nonen becomes the eighth player to make her 50th appearance for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 6 October 1968
Canada posts a clean sheet in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the first time, a 4:0 victory over Bermuda. Goalkeeper Peter Greco posts the clean sheet. Sam Lenarduzzi makes his debut for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 7 October 2011
Simeon Jackson becomes the second Canadian to score a hat trick in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match. Jackson scores three goals and one assist in a 7:0 away victory over St. Lucia. Julian de Guzman becomes the 22nd player to make his 50th appearance for Canada. Young Ashtone Morgan makes his debut for Canada.


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