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Canada secure football bronze

Canada has won bronze in the women's football.
Canada has won bronze in the women's football. Thinkstock

DIANA Matheson scored a last-gasp goal to earn Canada the Olympic bronze medal at the expense of France at the City of Coventry Stadium.

Matheson made no mistake from close range after Sophie Schmidt's shot had deflected into her path although Kaylyn Kyle appeared to be in an offside position.

It was hard luck on France who had dominated the second half but they were to rue a series of missed chances and fine saves from Canadian keeper Erin McLeod.

Canada were the more threatening in the opening 45 minutes and six-goal Christine Sinclair was only just too high with a rising drive.

Melissa Tancredi then headed wide after French keeper Sarah Bouhaddi had collided with her own defender Laura Georges.

>> Read more at www.independent.co.uk

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