Canada’s Tancredi to miss game vs. France but will be ready for Rio


Canada's Melissa Tancredi. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

AUXERRE, France — Striker Melissa Tancredi sat out Canada’s game against France on Saturday with an ankle injury but is expected to be healthy for the Olympics.

The 34-year-old from Ancaster, Ont., was hurt in a collision with China’s goalkeeper in Canada’s 1-0 win Wednesday in Paris. Tancredi was unable to finish the game.

The Canadian women, ranked 10th in the world, played No. 3 France in both teams’ final warmup for the Rio Olympics. Canada opens Aug. 3 against No. 5 Australia.

Tancredi has 25 goals in 119 appearances for Canada.

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