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Olympians with Manitoba roots face Germany in soccer qualifier

Sophie Schmidt and Desiree Scott have hit the field at the Summer Olympics in Rio this afternoon. Watch the match live on the CBC Olympics website and on the CBC Rio 2016 app.

Desiree Scott and Sophie Schmidt have eyes on medals in Rio

Canada's Desiree Scott (11) moves the ball against Brazil's Beatriz (20) during first half in a friendly match for the Road To Rio in Toronto, Saturday, June 04, 2016. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim / The Canadian Press)

Two Olympians with ties to Manitoba — Desiree Scott and Sophie Schmidt — hit the pitch this afternoon in a qualifier against Germany.

The match is being shown live online on the CBC Olympics website and on the CBC Rio 2016 app.

On Saturday, Canada won 3-1 against Zimbabwe. The match, although a win for Canada, resulted in defender Kadeisha Buchanan getting a yellow card suspension from Tuesday's game.

The women's soccer team has qualified for quarter-final action at the Rio Games. They are fighting for first place in Group F against the Germans.

Schmidt, 28, was born in Winnipeg but grew up in Abbotsford, B.C. She plays midfield and helped her team win bronze at the 2012 London Olympics.

Rio marks the second Olympic Games for Scott, 29, a midfielder who also competed in the London Games. She was born and raised in Winnipeg and still lives in the city.

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