This Day in Football from 5-11 March

The history of Canada’s national teams

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 5 March 2002
Canada wins 7:1 over Portugal at the 2002 Algarve Women’s Cup in Silves, Portugal. Amber Allen, Randee Hermus, Christine Sinclair (two), Kara Lang (two) and Heather Smith score for Canada. Amy Walsh, 24, becomes the fifth player (and by nearly five years the youngest) to make her 50th appearance for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 5 March 2004
Canada wins 4:0 over Costa Rica to finish in third place at the 2004 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. Christine Sinclair scores two goals in the victory.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 7 March 2008
Canada wins 3:0 over Japan at the 2008 Cyprus Women’s Cup in in Larnaka. Christine Sinclair scores all three goals in the victory. Rhian Wilkinson becomes the 15th player to make her 50th appearance for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 7 March 2009
Canada wins 2:1 over Netherlands at the 2009 Cyprus Women’s Cup in Larnaka. Christine Sinclair scores both goals for Canada in the win. Amy Walsh becomes the fifth player to make her 100th appearance for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 9 March 2011
Canada wins the 2011 Cyprus Women’s Cup with a 2:1 a.e.t. victory over Netherlands in the championship final. Emily Zurrer scores the winning goal in the 99th minute en route to Canada’s third Cyprus Cup title in four years. For the first time ever, Canada’s women’s national team has an all-time winning record with 110 wins, 34 draws and 109 losses.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 11 March 1993
Canada wins 2:0 over Korea Republic in a Men’s International Friendly match in Victoria, BC. John Catliff and Eddy Berdusco score for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 11 March 2001

Canada wins 3:0 over USA at the 2001 Algarve Women’s Cup in Lagos, Portugal. Charmaine Hooper (two) and Christine Sinclair score for Canada in the victory.

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