Canada beat Brazil as Anna Vitoria scored late in the friendly

Canada beat Brazil as Anna Vitoria scored late in the friendly

Anna Vitoria scored in stoppage time to lead Brazil to a 2-1 win over Canada in an international friendly on Tuesday.

Ashley Lawrence’s penalty kick in the 60th minute saw Canada equalize, but Brazil won a corner kick after the 90th minute.

Although Canadian goalkeeper Killian Sheridan stopped an early header on the set piece, it came back into play and Vitoria kicked in for the winning goal.

Canada’s women’s national team had won their previous five games, including a 2-1 loss to Brazil in the first of two international friendlies on Friday between the powerhouse sides.

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In the first half, Beatrice Zaneirato’s Joao goal gave Brazil the lead.

Canada has a 9-10-9 record against Brazil since they first met in 1996.

Both Canada and Brazil have qualified for next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Canadians have been drawn in Pool B with No. 13 Australia, No. 24 Ireland and No. 45 Nigeria.

Debihanna got a break in the 15th minute, but defender Shelina Zadorski came back to outplay Brazilian Fleming and make a sliding block to prevent a shot on the Canadian net.

ChloƩ Lacasse broke through on his own in the 23rd minute, taking the ball from a defender and heading into midfield on his own. Bruninha and Adriana though followed Lacas and separated him from the ball.

Brazil’s quick counter-attacks continued to challenge Canada’s defence, with Zadorski sliding in to block Adriana’s cross in the 35th minute.

Chrissie Sinclair had a great chance in the 39th minute from Fleming’s corner kick, but the ball bounced awkwardly off her boot and safely out of the Brazil net.

A hard tackle from Caroline took the ball away from Fleming in midfield and she charged forward, taking several steps before passing to Joao. Canadian midfielder Quinn tracked back to try and clear Joao but the Brazilian fired a shot off the Canadian’s outstretched leg and into the Canadian net for a 1-0 lead.

Canada pressed to start the second half, with Jordin Huytma scoring a goal for Brazil in the 47th minute.

Lacasse created another close chance in the 51st minute, making a cross to Fleming. The Canadian midfielder got his head on a high pass but it hit the Brazilian’s crossbar.

A Geiss handball in the box in the 59th minute gave Canada a penalty kick.

Lawrence made no mistake, lofting a lofted shot into the left side of the net as Brazilian goalkeeper Lorena dived to his right to tie Canada even at 1-1.

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Substitute Evelyn Vance almost gave Canada the lead in the 67th minute. Her header hit the net from a corner kick, but Lorena deflected it onto the crossbar and then headed it past the Brazilian goalkeeper. In an international friendly there is no official review with video replay or VAR available to see if the ball has crossed the line.

Canadian team captain Beau Priestman lost several players again.

Janine Beckey (Portland), Vanessa Gilles (Olympic Lyonnais, France), Dean Rose (Reading, England), Elisha Chapman (Houston Dash) and college players Sammy Ojo and Zoe Burns (USC), Jade Rose (Harvard) and Jade Royer (University of Michigan) Not all available.

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