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Women's World Cup: Canada vs. China

Christine Sinclair converted a penalty kick in the second minute of second-half stoppage time, giving host Canada a 1-0 win over China in the opening match of the Women's World Cup on Saturday.
,br> Canada was awarded the penalty by Ukrainian referee Natalia Rachynska after Adriana Leon was fouled by Rong Zhao. The sellout crowd of 53,058 at Commonwealth Stadium, the largest for a national team sporting even in Canada, roared when Sinclair's shot sailed past goalkeeper Wang Fei.

Attendance was announced at 53,058, setting a record for the largest crowd at a national team sporting event in Canada.

Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan, center, takes part in a
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Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan, center, takes part in a drill during a practice session in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Canada takes on China in a Women's World Cup soccer match Saturday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada's Adriana Leon controls the ball during a
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Canada's Adriana Leon controls the ball during a practice session at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, on June 5, 2015 as the team prepares for their first match against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup which starts June 6. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINSGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images

Team Canada fans cheer prior to the FIFA
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Team Canada fans cheer prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match between China and Canada, in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. ( Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Team China fans cheer prior to the FIFA
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Team China fans cheer prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match between China and Canada, in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Canada's goalkeeper Erin McLeod (1) makes a save
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Canada's goalkeeper Erin McLeod (1) makes a save on an attempt by China during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Dancers perform prior to the the FIFA Women's
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Dancers perform prior to the the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match between China and Canada, in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. ( Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

A team China fan cheers prior to the
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A team China fan cheers prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match between China and Canada, in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. ( Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Canada's Allysha Chapman, right, and China's Wu Haiyan
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Canada's Allysha Chapman, right, and China's Wu Haiyan chase the ball during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Canada's goalkeeper Erin McLeod (1) makes the save
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Canada's goalkeeper Erin McLeod (1) makes the save on China's Gu Yasha (17) during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Canada's goalkeeper Erin McLeod (1) makes the save
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Canada's goalkeeper Erin McLeod (1) makes the save against China during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Fans cheer for Team Canada as they take
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Fans cheer for Team Canada as they take on Team China during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday June 6, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Canada's Christine Sinclair, left, tries to get past
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Canada's Christine Sinclair, left, tries to get past China's Wu Haiyan during the FIFA Women's World Cup in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Canada's Ashley Lawrence (22) chases as China's Li
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Canada's Ashley Lawrence (22) chases as China's Li Ying (10) jumps for the ball during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan (3) and China's Wang Shanshan
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Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan (3) and China's Wang Shanshan (9) battle for the ball during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Canada's Christine Sinclair, right, jumps past China's Wu
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Canada's Christine Sinclair, right, jumps past China's Wu Haiyan during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Canada's Lauren Sesselmann, right, struggles with China's Li
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Canada's Lauren Sesselmann, right, struggles with China's Li Ying during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Canada's Ashley Lawrence, left, and Jonelle Filigno, right,
Photo Credit: AP / Jeff McIntosh

Canada's Ashley Lawrence, left, and Jonelle Filigno, right, chase China's Wang Lisi during FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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