Canada beat Brazil for bronze

Olympics host Brazil will be bitterly disappointed to end the competition without a medal after losing the bronze medal match 2-1 to Canada on Friday.

The Brazilians were desperate to avoid ending the tournament without a medal after the disappointment of being knocked out of the semi-finals by Sweden on penalties.

They burst out of the blocks and dominated all of the crucial match statistics, owning 62 percent of possession throughout the game and hitting 15 shots on goal to Canada's seven but, just like the Sweden game, were unable to convert their dominance into a winning lead.

Completely against the run of play, Canada took the lead through Deane Rose, who'd been played in by a great ball from Ashley Lawrence.

Rose then turned provider as they unexpectedly doubled their lead seven minutes after half time through Christine Sinclair.

The hosts did manage to pull one back through Beatriz in the 79th minute, but ultimately it turned out to be nothing more than a consolation goal.

Once again, the Brazilians were let down by their poor finishing after only managing to hit a paltry three of 15 shots on target.

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