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Canada crashes out of World Cup amid penalty kick-taker question

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PARIS — Canada has crashed out of the 2019 Women’s World Cup after a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Sweden in the round of 16 at the Parc des Princes. Stina Blackstenius and Kosovare Asllani in the 55th minute teamed up to produce the goal that eliminated Canada from the tournament.

“Shocked, frustrated,” an emotional Desiree Scott said postgame. “Kind of at a loss for words. This is an early exit for us; nothing we could have pictured. Credit to Sweden. [They] gave us a tough match. We’re just sad right now. It’s just frustrating to be leaving so early, this is not in the plans.”

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