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This Is the Incredible Soccer Goal That Snapped Canada's 24-Year Losing Streak


"a lucky bounce"

Going into last night's match against England, Canada's under-17 soccer team (U-17) had been on a 24-year, 13-match losing streak at the U-17 World Cup. So when the team's goalie, yes goalie, ripped off a shot from beyond midfield and bounced it into the net, you can imaging the country and the team went nuts:

"I was just trying to get it on [teammate] Sadi Jalali's head," goalkeeper Quillian Roberts told the Canadian Press . "It just look a lucky bounce and went over the goalie."

To be clear, Canada didn't win the game. Instead, the team forced a draw. But when you've been outscored 45-3 in the last 24 years, a draw is as good as victory.

"I feel really proud of the boys. They went out and gave a great effort, never gave up," Canadian coach Sean Fleming told the Press. "England is a great side. Sometimes we were under pressure, we bent but we did not break. I'm delighted with the resolve and character of our players."

(H/T: HuffPo)

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