Photos: Canada tops France 1-0 in Olympic bronze medal soccer match

 

Canada took on France in the bronze medal game of the Olympic women's soccer tournament on Thursday, and won 1-0.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Canada's Emily Zurrer (in the rear) and Chelsea Stewart celebrate winning their women's bronze medal soccer match against France at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.</div>
 

Canada's Emily Zurrer (in the rear) and Chelsea Stewart celebrate winning their women's bronze medal soccer match against France at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.

Photograph by: Hussein Malla, Associated Press

 
<div id="page1">Canada's Emily Zurrer (in the rear) and Chelsea Stewart celebrate winning their women's bronze medal soccer match against France at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.</div>
Canada's Diana Matheson, who scored the game-winning goal, celebrates her team's victory against France in their bronze medal women's soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at The Ricoh Arena Stadium in Coventry, England.
Canadian players celebrate after they won the women's bronze medal soccer match against France at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
Canadian players wave their national flag as they celebrate winning their women's bronze medal soccer match against France at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
The winning goal by Diana Matheson of Canada that led to its 1-0 bronze medal victory in the women's Olympic soccer tournament match against France at the London 2012 Summer Games on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
Goal scorer Diana Matheson of Canada is lifted up on the shoulders of teammate Rhian Wilkinson as Brittany Timko (left) and Christine Sinclair (right) as they celebrate the only goal of the match in a 1-0 victory over France in the bronze medal game of women&#8217;s soccer at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 in Coventry, England.
Diana Matheson of Canada (R) celebrates her goal with Rhian Wilkinson.
France&#8217;s Laura Georges (right) battles for the ball against Canada&#8217;s Jonelle Filigno during the women&#8217;s bronze medal soccer match between Canada and France at the 2012 London Summer Olympics in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
Canada head coach John Herdman of Britain reacts during the women&#8217;s bronze medal soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
France&#8217;s Gaetane Thiney (left) battles for the ball against Canada&#8217;s Diana Matheson during the women&#8217;s bronze medal soccer match between Canada and France at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
France&#8217;s Eugenie Le Sommer (left) heads the ball against Canada&#8217;s Lauren Sesselmann during their women&#8217;s bronze medal soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
Canada&#8217;s Desiree Scott (right) battles for the ball against France&#8217;s Gaetane Thiney during the women&#8217;s bronze medal soccer match between Canada and France at the 2012 London Summer Olympics in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
Canada&#8217;s Melissa Tancredi (right) battles for the ball against France&#8217;s Laura Georges during the women&#8217;s Bronze medal soccer match between Canada and France at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
France&#8217;s Elodie Thomis (left) attempts an overhead kick past Canada&#8217;s Lauren Sesselmann (bottom right) as teammate Marie-Laure Delie looks on during their bronze medal women&#8217;s soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at the Ricoh Arena Stadium in Coventry, England.
Canada&#8217;s Desiree Scott (left) fights for the ball against France&#8217;s Louisa Necib during their bronze medal women&#8217;s soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at the Ricoh Arena Stadium in Coventry, England.
Canada&#8217;s Diana Matheson (top centre) celebrates after scoring past France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi (right) and Sonia Bompastor (left) as Kaylyn Kyle, bottom, watches during their bronze medal women&#8217;s soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at The Ricoh Arena Stadium in Coventry, England.
Canada&#8217;s Diana Matheson celebrates her goal during their women&#8217;s bronze medal soccer match against France at the 2012 London Summer Olympics in Coventry, England, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
Christine Sinclair (L) celebrates with her team their bronze medal against France.
Diana Matheson of Canada (R) is taken on the shoulders of Rhian Wilkinson (7) as Brittany Timko (L) and Christine Sinclair (R) celebrate their winning goal.
Sophie Schmidt hugs Christine Sinclair after 1-0 victory over France.
Canada's Christine Sinclair celebrates 1-0 victory over France in the bronze medal match in City of Coventry Stadium.
Christine Sinclair of Canada (R) reacts after almost scoring on France.
Jonelle Filigno (L) of Canada battles for the ball against Wendie Renard (R) of France.
Christine Sinclaire (L) of Canada watches her injured goalkeeper Erin McLeod fall to the ground.
Canada's Melissa Tancredi heads the ball over France's Laura Georges.
Canada's Melissa Tancredi gets tackled by France's Laura Georges.
Canada's Christine Sinclair heads the ball against France in the first half of the bronze medal match.
Christine Sinclair of Canada pulls away from Sandrine Soubeyrand of France.
Marie-Laure Delie #11 of France handles the ball against Lauren Sesselmann #10 of Canada.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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