Christine Sinclair, right, of Canada challenges for the ball with Fara Williams of England during the Cyprus Women’s Cup soccer final match, at GSP stadium in Nicosia, Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Photograph by: Petros Karadjias , AP Photo
LARNACA, Cyprus – Lianne Sanderson’s 67th-minute goal lifted England to a 1-0 win over Canada in the final of the Cyprus Cup on Wednesday.
The goal was the first given up by Canada at the women’s soccer tournament after victories over Scotland, South Korea and Italy.
The loss also ended Canada’s eight-game unbeaten streak.
Canada was bidding for its fourth title at the Cyprus Cup. The championship was the third for England, which finished the tournament with three wins and a tie.
Both teams are gearing up for the June 6 start of the Women’s World Cup in Canada.