Source: Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press, June 24, 2019 

PARIS — Stephanie Labbe choked back the emotion. Sophie Schmidt’s voice broke. Desiree Scott was in shock.

Christine Sinclair was the last player to emerge after Canada’s World Cup-ending 1-0 loss to Sweden in the round of 16 Monday. She had time to compose herself, saying she was disappointed with the result, but not her team’s effort.

But it was hard to erase the memory of the talismanic captain on her knees face down on the turf at Parc des Princes after the final whistle of a game that saw Canada fall victim to one Swedish counter-attack and its inability to pull even — missing a potentially tying penalty kick.

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