This Day in Football from 17-23 September

The history of Canada’s national teams.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 17 September 1980
Canada wins 3:0 over New Zealand in a Men’s International Friendly match in Edmonton, AB. Bruce Miller scores two goals for Canada. Bob Lenarduzzi also scores in the victory. Tino Lettieri and Mike Sweeney make their debuts for Canada at the international “A” level.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 17 September 2011
Canada plays to a 1:1 draw with USA in an away Women’s International Friendly match in Kansas City, KS. Coach John Herdman makes his debut as Canada’s coach. Abby Wambach scores for USA on a penalty before Melissa Tancredi equalises late in the first half. Melanie Booth becomes the 23rd player to make her 50th appearance for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 19 September 1888
Canada falls 0:4 to Scotland in an away exhibition match in Glasgow. It is the earliest recorded match for a Canadian representative team.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 19 September 2003
Canada falls 1:4 to Germany in the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003. Christine Sinclair scores the opening goal in the fourth minute before Germany answers four times. Charmaine Hooper becomes the first player to make her 100th appearance for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 20 September 2007
Canada draws 2:2 with Australia, but it eliminated from the group phase at the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007. Captain Christine Sinclair scored a go-ahead goal in the 85th minute that would have pushed Canada into the next round, but an added time goal by Cheryl Salisbury gave Australia the advantage in the standings. Of note, Tancredi’s goal in the first minute (37 seconds) was the second-fastest goal in FIFA Women’s World Cup history. 

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