Olympians with Manitoba roots face Germany in soccer qualifier
Desiree Scott and Sophie Schmidt have eyes on medals in Rio
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.
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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.
Game #3 vs 🇩🇪 ready to go after it with amazing group! Legggooo! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TeamCanada?src=hash">#TeamCanada</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rio2016?src=hash">#Rio2016</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AFTA?src=hash">#AFTA</a>🍁 CBC sports 4pm/2pmCT 👏🏽 <a href="https://t.co/7p7WBlKt01">pic.twitter.com/7p7WBlKt01</a>—@MsDScott11