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Soccer: Canada's Christine Sinclair scores twice to set world record

BY , Jan 30, 2020 1:28 AM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Apr 24, 2020 3:31 PM

Canada captain Christine Sinclair made soccer history Wednesday, notching goals No. 184 and 185 to pass retired American Abby Wambach and become the world's all-time leading goal-scorer.

The 36-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., scored the milestone 185th goal in the 26th minute at HEB Park in south Texas against an outmatched St. Kitts and Nevis at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.

Jessie Fleming stole the ball from a St. Kitts player and sent it to an onrushing Adriana Leon in space.

Leon and Sinclair found themselves in a two-on-one and Leon passed the ball to an unmarked Sinclair, who took a touch with her left foot and then slotted the ball into the corner with her right foot from six yards out.

A smiling Sinclair turned, her arms outstretched, and then pumped her fists before Leon arrived to hug her.

The goal celebration continued at the sideline with Sinclair rolling the ball into her teammates, who went down like bowling pins.

St. Kitts becomes the 41st country Sinclair has scored on.

Her A to Z of goal victims ranges from Argentina to Zimbabwe

Sinclair now has 185 goals, one more than American Abby Wambach.

Tonight's goals came in the opener of the regional women's Olympic qualifying tournament in Edinburg, Texas.

Canada next plays against Jamaica on Saturday.

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