Christine Sinclair scored a landmark goal against Trinidad & Tobago ©Getty Images

London 2012 bronze medallists Canada eased into the semi-finals of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) women's Olympic qualification tournament after demolishing Trinidad and Tobago 6-0.

There was a landmark goal for Christine Sinclair in the rout, the 32-year-old forward finding the net for the 159th time in her international career.

That moved her above American great Mia Hamm and into second place in the all-time list, with another US player, Abby Wambach, the only player now above her with 184 goals to her name.

Sinclair's goal was the third for the Canadians and came in the 63rd minute after she had been introduced from the bench just two minutes earlier.

Diana Matheson and Melissa Tancredi had given the Canadians a 2-0 half-time advantage and Kadeisha Buchanan, Janine Beckie and Jessie Fleming completed the scoring after Sinclair struck.

The victory at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston means Canada are assured of finishing in the top two in Group B so will definitely play in the last four.

Diana Matheson gave Canada the lead in their comprehensive win
Diana Matheson gave Canada the lead in their comprehensive win ©Getty Images

After a 5-0 win against Guyana in their opening game they are in fine form, while Trinidad and Tobago could not back up their 2-1 win over Guatemala in their first contest.

The Guyanese kept their hopes of progression alive by coming from behind to beat Guatemala 2-1 in the other fixture in Houston.

Ana Martínez gave Guatemala a 54th minute lead but Mariam El-Masri and Alison Heydorn struck on 71 and 76 minutes respectively to turn the clash on its head.

Guatemala can now not progress, while the final group game between Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana will be a winner-takes-all affair for the right to join Canada in the semi-finals.

That match is due to take place on Tuesday (February 16) in Houston, with Canada meeting Guatemala on the same day knowing that a point will be enough for them to win the group.

Doing that could prove crucial, with the Group B runners-up highly likely to meet Olympic and world champions the United States in the last four.

The winners of both semi-finals will book the two places at the Rio 2016 Olympics which are on offer.

The Americans, who are hosting the tournament, are already through in Group A with Mexico and Costa Rica meeting tomorrow to decide the second qualifier.