Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sinclair Scores Again, Canada Downs Russia at Algarve Cup Women's Soccer Tournament

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sinclair Scores Again, Canada Downs Russia at Algarve Cup Women's Soccer Tournament

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Canada downs Russia 2-1 at Algarve Cup

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ALGARVE, Portugal - Christine Sinclair scored her 167th international goal as Canada remained undefeated at the Algarve Cup women's soccer tournament with a 2-1 win over Russia on Friday.

Sinclair, who also scored in Canada's opening win over Denmark, is now 17 goals away from the record for goals in an international career owned by American Abby Wambach.

Sophie Schmidt also scored for Canada, which improved to 2-0 at the tournament.

Canadian head coach John Herdman called it a "good, solid performance.

"They had a really dominant first half, but the challenge is to put those teams away in the first half, when you have that sort of possession and that sort of dominance," he said.

Canada spent much of the match controlling the ball, working it around the back line and midfield, looking for opportunities to strike through Russia's solid defence. …

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