Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Women's Team Falls 2-1 to Brazil at International Tournament of Natal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Women's Team Falls 2-1 to Brazil at International Tournament of Natal

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Canada takes second in group phase

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NATAL, Brazil - The Canadian women's soccer team had to settle for second place in the group phase after dropping a 2-1 decision to host Brazil at the International Tournament of Natal on Wednesday.

All the scoring came in the first half.

Andressa Alves opened the scoring for the Brazilian side in the 12th minute and Debinha made it a 2-0 match in the 40th.

Josee Belanger responded for Canada in the 42nd minute to make it a one-goal game heading into halftime.

"The beauty with Josee is she scores as a forward and when we want that attacking threat, she goes in at fullback," said Herdman. "She gives a little more, going forward with our attacking ability, and I think that's what this team is becoming -- more flexible."

Canada's Christine Sinclair -- who tied American superstar Mia Hamm for second on the all-time women's scoring list with goal No. …

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