World Cup bound

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 7:27 AM ET

China, here we come.

Burnaby's Christine Sinclair scored twice and added an assist last night as Canada qualified for next year's Women's World Cup with a 4-0 win over Jamaica in Carson, Calif.

Canada will appear in its fourth consecutive Women's World Cup Sept. 10-30, 2007 in China. Canada was fourth in 2003's tournament, which was moved from China to the United States because of the SARS epidemic.

Canada and Jamaica were tied 0-0 in the Women's Gold Cup semifinal until Sinclair scored from eight yards in the 40th minute.

"The first 15 minutes we came out pretty flat," Sinclair told 24 hours. "I think we were a little bit nervous, but we got our rhythm."

Rhian Wilkinson converted Sinclair's 51st minute pass in the goalmouth while Sinclair pounced on Kristina Kiss' shot off the crossbar in the 71st. Melanie Booth completed scoring with an 88th minute header. Erin McLeod had the shutout.

U.S. and Mexico were playing for the other North and Central American and Caribbean zone berth after 24 hours' deadline. The winner plays Canada in Sunday's Women's Gold Cup final.


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