COVENTRY, England (AP) -- When Canada's Christine Sinclair lined up a free kick outside Britain's penalty area on Friday night she knew exactly where she was going to put it.
So did her coach, and most of her team.
The ball flew over the British wall and into the back of the net to give Canada a 2-0 lead it would not relinquish and a place in the women's Olympic football semifinals.
"Christine practiced that free kick every single training session," Canada coach John Herdman revealed after the game. "When that ball was put down on that spot 90 percent of the team would have thought this is going in. And we knew where it was going. So good on her. Practice makes perfect."
The British had not conceded a goal in three group stage games coming into the quarterfinals, but were undone by defensive mistakes at the City of Coventry Stadium.
Jonelle Filigno scored Canada's opener after 16 minutes when she curled a half volley into the top corner after being left unmarked at a corner.