Canada's bid at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup ended in disappointment Tuesday after a 1-0 loss to Nigeria.
Despite high expectations and a top-6 world ranking, Canada's embarrassing 0-3 record at the tournament has led to negative reaction across the country by news media organizations and throughout social media networks for days. Many fans and pundits have pointed fingers at the players, coach Carolina Morace and even the Canadian Soccer Association.
But that hasn't seemed to affect any of the Canadian players. Here's how some of them reacted via Twitter hours after their final defeat:
karinaleblanc (Karina LeBlanc) thnks 2 evry1 that watchd & supportd me thru ths World Cup.It may take a while 2 get over ths 1,but I wish all the remaining teams the best
JFiligno (Jonelle Filigno) Thank u to all who supported us thru the WC! U guys r amazing and I feel so blessed 4 the opportunity nd 4 the support u guys have given us!
melbooth13 (Melanie Booth - retweeted by JFiligno) You can't undo what you did in the past, but you can start a new future. Have faith, be confident, and step forward!
emme_z (Emily Zurrer) Leaving this WC falling very short of our goals, but extremely grateful for the opportunity and experience. Thank you Germany! #CANwnt #wwc
emme_z (Emily Zurrer) We WILL be better because of this experience...also very grateful for my teammates! #CANwnt #dontgiveupnever
KaylynKyle (Kaylyn Kyle) Thanks everyone 4 the amazing support, not the way we wanted 2 end things, but still super proud to be representing all of you! #home2morrow
menault20 (Marie-Eve Nault) cheering for the lone canadian left in Germany: the referee Carol Anne Chenard!! #toosoon?