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Canada defeats Australia 5-0 in Sinclair’s penultimate game

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Langford, B.C. –

One down and one to go.

Canada’s lopsided 5-0 win over an experimental Australia side in the rain Friday at Starlight Stadium and the hoopla surrounding it provided a taste of what is to come in Christine Sinclair’s farewell game at B.C. Place Stadium.

Friday’s game, the first half of Sinclair’s swansong in her B.C. backyard, was just an appetizer. Tuesday’s rematch with the Matildas in Vancouver promises to be more emotional, much bigger and more challenging on the field.

Canada coach Bev Priestman has balanced trying to give Sinclair the respect and spotlight she deserves while trying to prepare a team for the February CONCACAF W Gold Cup and next summer’s Paris Olympics.

So far so good.

“This sendoff and run of games is probably the perfect sendoff for what’s been the perfect player,” said Priestman.

With one game…

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