Canada beats Brazil to advance to SheBelieves Cup final

The Canadians came from behind in regulation time and then held their nerve in the penalty shootout.

Canada beats Brazil to advance to SheBelieves Cup final
  • Canada 1 (Gilles 77’), Brazil 1 (Tarciane 22’)
  • Canada defeats Brazil 4-2 in penalty shootout 
  • Canadians to meet U.S. in next Tuesday’s final

It was far from a pretty performance, but that won’t matter to the Canadian women’s team.  

Canada battled back against Brazil to earn a 1-1 draw through 90 minutes of regulation time in Saturday’s SheBelieves Cup semifinal in Atlanta before pulling out a 4-2 victory in the penalty shootout that immediately followed.  

Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan made a big save on Brazilian star Marta, and Adriana Leon, Jade Rose, and substitutes Simi Awujo and Julia Gross converted from the spot for Canada. 

Vanessa Gilles scored regulation time for Canada who advances to next Tuesday's final in Columbus, Ohio, where it'll meet the United States. The Americans beat Japan 2-1 in Saturday's other semifinal in Atlanta. Brazil faces Japan in the third-place match on the same day.