Jordyn Huitema scored in the 72nd moment and Canada punched their pass to Tokyo on Friday with a 1-0 triumph over Costa Rica in the CONCACAF ladies’ Olympic football qualifying competition.
Costa Rica, 37th in the FIFA world rankings, kept the Canadians under control with a taught guarded exhibition at Dignity Sports Park in Carson, California.
Jordyn Huitema praises her objective with Canada colleagues Ashley Lawrence and Desiree Scott as Canada’s ladies footballers book their Tokyo Olympic billet with a 1-0 triumph over Costa Rica in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF territorial qualifier.
In any case, Canada, who earned bronze at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Games, got through finally on account of 18-year-old Huitema.
The Paris Saint-Germain player had hit the post with her shot from a cross by colleague Deanne Rose, however the ball bounced back directly to her and she opened it home with her correct foot.
Both semi-last champs in the provincial qualifier for North and Central America and the Caribbean advance to the Tokyo Games.
The United States took on Mexico in the second semi-last later Friday.