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Christine Sinclair scores on controversial penalty kick

Canada defeated China in the opening match of the FIFA Women's World Cup on Saturday after a controversial penalty kick was awarded to Christine Sinclair in stoppage time.

Canada edged China 1-0 in World Cup opener

Christine Sinclair celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick to lift Canada to a 1-0 victory over China on Saturday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Canada defeated China in the opening match of the FIFA Women's World Cup on Saturday after being awarded a controversial penalty kick in stoppage time. 

Adriana Leon was knocked to the ground inside the box, prompting a whistle from the referee. 

Christine Sinclair then converted the kick to secure a 1-0 victory. 

One of the main discussion points after the game was whether Canada may have benefited from a hometown call.

Some wondered, for instance, if this foul would have been called if the play had occurred further away from the net. 

You be the judge. 

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