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Grosso scores 2 and Canada downs Trinidad and Tobago 6-0

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Julie Grosso scored a pair of targets and Canada went on to rout Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 Tuesday night time in a bunch stage match on the CONCACF W Championship.

The W Championship serves as qualifying for subsequent summer season’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Christine Sinclair scored her one hundred and ninetieth profession purpose, an ongoing worldwide report amongst ladies and men.

After Sinclair’s header within the twenty seventh minute, Grosso scored within the 67th and 79th — her first two targets with the Canadian nationwide crew. Jessie Fleming, who missed a penalty within the opening half, scored within the 84th. Two minutes later Janine Beckie scored.

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Jordyn Huitema added a remaining purpose for Canada in stoppage time.

Canada, which gained the gold medal on the Tokyo Olympics, and Trinidad and Tobago are in Group B on the W Championship. Earlier within the night, Rocky Rodriguez scored early and Costa Rica went on to defeat Panama 3-0.

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Rodriguez, who performs with Sinclair and Beckie for the Portland Thorns within the Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League, scored on a header within the sixth minute. Maria Paula Salas scored within the twenty fourth.

Katherine Alvarado transformed on a penalty for Costa Rica within the sixtieth minute.

Costa Rica has been to the World Cup simply as soon as earlier than, in 2015. Panama has by no means certified for worldwide soccer’s most prestigious occasion.

Eight groups have been divided into two teams for the match. The highest two finishers in every group earn spots within the 2023 World Cup. The third-place finishers will go on to a 10-team intercontinental playoff in February in New Zealand.

Costa Rica’s Raquel Rodriguez celebrates after scoring the opening purpose towards Panama throughout a CONCACAF Girls’s Championship soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

  • Costa Rica's Raquel Rodriguez celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Panama during a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
  • Costa Rica's Maria Paula Salas, center, is congratulated by her teammates after scoring the team's second goal against Panama during a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
  • Costa Rica's Raquel Rodriguez, left, and Panama's Rebeca Espinosa fight for the ball during a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
  • Costa Rica's Raquel Rodriguez celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Panama during a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
  • Costa Rica's Raquel Rodriguez , center, is congratulated by her teammates after scoring a goal against Panama during a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
  • Trinidad and Tobago's Victoria Swift, right, clears the ball challenged by Canada's Christine Sinclair during a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
  • Canada's Christine Sinclair, right, is congratulated by teammate Ashley Lawrence after scoring her side's opening goal against Trinidad and Tobago during a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
  • Canada's Christine Sinclair makes an attempt to score as Trinidad and Tobago's goalkeeper Kimira Forbes dives for the ball during a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
  • Canada's Jessie Fleming fails to score from the penalty spot against Trinidad and Tobago during a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

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The winner of the match may even earn one of many area’s spots within the 2024 Olympics.

The US, Mexico, Jamaica and Haiti are in Group A. The US defeated Haiti 3-0 to open the match on Monday, whereas Jamaica downed Mexico 1-0.

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