Canada rebounds to blank Brazil in international friendly

The Canadians earned a shutout win over the South Americans in Halifax on Tuesday night.

Canada rebounds to blank Brazil in international friendly
  • Canada 2 (Huitema 69’; Rose 89’), Brazil 0  
  • Canadians avenge loss to Brazilians from last weekend   
  • Sinclair subbed on in 2nd half to earn 329th career cap 

Fans in Halifax came to see Christine Sinclair on Tuesday night, but it was pair of young stars who played the role of goal scoring heroes for the Canadian women’s team.  

Sinclair was on the bench when Jordyn Huitema scored the winner in a tight contest to lift Canada to a 2-0 decision over Brazil in an international friendly before an announced sellout of 6,421 fans at Wanderers Grounds. 

Substitute Deanne Rose also scored for Canada who exacted a measure of revenge after Brazil earned a 1-0 win on Saturday at Montreal's Stade Saputo in the opener of this two-game series.

Sinclair was subbed on in the 78th minute in Halifax to earn her 329th career cap as she continues her farewell tour. Canada's iconic captain announced earlier this month her plans to retire from the national team at the end of this year.