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Canadian women's soccer team on cloud 9 ahead of Olympic semifinal

The Canadian women's national soccer team looks to continue making Olympic Games history in their semifinal match against Germany, but ahead of Tuesday's game, the Canadians are enjoying their success so far on social media.

Canada hoping for back-to-back Olympic podium finishes

Canada's Sophie Schmidt, right, celebrates scoring her team's goal in a 1-0 quarter-final win over France. (Nelson Antoine/The Associated Press)

By: Caroline Szwed, CBC SportsΒ 

The Reds are at it again.

With their 1-0 victory against France on Friday, the Canadian women's national soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic Games for the second time.

They'll now face Germany for the right to play for the gold medal. The semifinal match goes TuesdayΒ at 3 p.m. ET (watch live on cbc.ca/olympics, the CBC Rio 2016 app and on CBC TV).Β 

At the London 2012 Games, Canada won a bronze medal after defeating France in the third-place match. This time around, the No.10-ranked team wants to bring the Rio 2016 gold medal back to their home and native land.Β 

The underdogs of the tournament are elated with their Olympic success thus far.

Midfielder Desiree Scott is "all the way up" with her teammates, and thanks Canadian fans for their support.


There's no caption needed for defender Shelina Zadorsky's picture.


Ashley Lawrence shares a moment that she'll never forget.Β 


London 2012's lone goal scorer against France, Diana Matheson,Β doesn't want to go home just yet.Β 


Janine Beckie, who holds the record for fastest goal in Olympic Games history, tweets about "this team."


Current players weren't the only ones socializing their excitement. Former Canadian national players were quick to tweet their support.Β 




With a whole nation behind them, the Canadian women's soccer team will strive to continue making Olympic history against Germany.


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