Canada Thriving at Rio Away from the Pressure of Being World Cup Hosts

Being the host nation at an international tournament can usually go one of two ways. A home crowd can inspire, such as for the Brazil women’s team at this year's Olympic Games or South Korea during the 2002 World Cup.

However, the weight of a nation can also add too much pressure, and if things don't quite go to plan, cheers can produce nerves and affect performances—as Canada found out 12 months ago.

They were the proud hosts of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. John Herdman's team...

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