Soccer

Canadian women's soccer team enjoying their Olympic off-days

After the Canadian women's soccer team won their second game in group stage play, they received a couple of days off before playing their final game in Group F against Germany. What are these Olympians doing during their time off?

Match vs. Germany looming, but Canadians have booked a place in quarter-finals

The Canadian women's national team shows off their Opening Ceremony outfits at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (@StephLabbe)

By Caroline Szwed, CBC Sports

After setting two Olympic records in two victories in Group F action, the Canadian women's soccer team has qualified for quarter-final action at the Rio Games. Although they will be fighting for first place in Group F against the Germans, there is now a little pressure on the defending bronze medallists. 

We can agree that the Canadian women's soccer team has earned a couple of days off. So, what are these Olympians doing in their spare time?

Defender Shelina Zadorsky isn't losing her touch on the ball as she practices her "keep ups."


Veteran Diana Matheson combines a yoga pose and a soccer skill while focusing on rest and recovery.


Josee Belanger gives us behind-the-scenes footage of what their pool recovery looks like at Rio 2016.


What better way to express how thankful you are than a selfie in Canada swag? Desiree Scott is overwhelmed with joyful emotions.


There's never an off-day from media. Rhian Wilkinson, Nichelle Prince, and Rebecca Quinn step up to the spotlight and answer a few questions for Canada soccer.


It seems as though the Canadian women's soccer team is using their off-days wisely to prepare for powerhouse Germany. Watch and follow the game on Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. ET on CBC Sports.

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