Canada’s Christine Sinclair Breaks Her Nose, Scores Goal Of The Tournament (Video)
Canada was in tough in their opener of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, but as we all learned yesterday, they don’t come much tougher than Canadian women.
Taking on the defending champions and host country Germany, Canada found themselves down 2-0 when captain Christine Sinclair was on the receiving end of an elbow to the face that resulted in a broken nose. The Canadian medical staff would attend to her on the sidelines, but in an act that you would expect from a Canadian hockey player, Christine refused to be subbed out of the game and taken to a hospital, swatting away the medical official’s hand, saying “I’m find, I want to play, don’t touch me.” Her demands were eventually met, as she got back on the field and delivered what may turn out to be one of the greatest goals of the tournament.
After Canada was awarded a free kick 25 yards away from the German goal, Sinclair stepped up and curled the ball over the German wall and into the top corner of the net, proving that she not only has some game, but that she is also tougher than approximately 98% of the male soccer players around the world.
Unfortunately for her and the rest of her Canadian teammates, that was as close as they would come, as they lost their opening game of the tournament by a score of 2-1.
Sinclair is listed as day-to-day with a broken nose, but after what we saw from her yesterday I wouldn’t expect to see this warrior miss a minute of Canada’s remaining round robin games against Nigeria and France.
Here is a look at Sinclair’s incredible free kick goal.