April 24, 2012
Canadian women draw World Cup champs
By QMI Agency
The Canadian women's soccer team will have a tough opener at the London Olympics in late July.
The women open their Olympic schedule July 25 against defending Women's World Cup champions Japan, before facing South Africa and Sweden in the preliminary round.
In Canada's only other Olympic appearance, the women placed eighth at the 2008 Beijing Games, with a record of one win, one draw and two losses.
Meanwhile, the U.S. will face political foe North Korea, along with France and Colombia. Host Great Britain are grouped with New Zealand, Cameroon and Brazil.