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Canadian women lose 3-2 to South Korea on late goal at field hockey World Cup


The Canadian women's field hockey team lost its second straight at the World Cup on Sunday, dropping a 3-2 decision to South Korea.


Cho Hye-jin's 56th-minute goal decided the game for the 10th-ranked Koreans.


The teams traded goals in the opening two minutes with Maddie Secco pulling Canada even at 1-1. After Korea went ahead in the 48th minute, Brienne Stairs scored in the 55th off a penalty corner to tie the game at 2-2.


No. 14-ranked Canada, making its first appearance at the sport's showcase since 1994, lost 4-1 to No. 7 Spain in the tournament's opening match Friday.


The Canadian women missed out on the last six World Cups since finishing 10th in 1994, which marked the last of six straight appearances at the tournament. Canada's best showing was a silver medal in 1983, with a bronze in 1986.


The 16-team World Cup is in Terrassa, Spain and Amsterdam.


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