Canada Vs. France: Canada Takes Bronze With Stoppage Time Goal

The Canadian women's soccer team was probably pretty bummed out after seeing the United States secure a medal with a goal in stoppage time. So it decided to go out and secure a medal of its own with a goal in stoppage time, with a 92nd-minute goal giving Canada a 1-0 lead, avoiding extra time and giving the team a bronze medal.

France probably deserved the win: the French took 25 shots in the game, including a ding off the left post and another off the crossbar. But the goal remained elusive, as it couldn't find the net. Meanwhile, the Canadians entered stoppage time in the second half only having taken two shots all game. Its third was a strike from inside the 18 by Kaylyn Kyle. The goalkeeper appeared to have that covered, but a French defender blocked the shot, and the ball fell perfectly to Diana Matheson, who slotted the ball perfectly into the back of the net -- the only shot on goal of the game for Canada.

A bronze isn't what the Canadians came for, but it's some solace after their heartbreaking 4-3 defeat in the semifinals. Plus, it's the first medal in a team sport for Canada since the men's basketball team took silver in 1936.

This is also good news for any of you fans of transitive property banking on the bronze medal match to determine whether the loser of USA-Canada was better than the loser of Japan-France.

We'll have news and features in the build-up to our live coverage of the final in our USA Vs. Japan, London 2012 Olympics StoryStream.

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