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Olympic Women’s Soccer Results, Medal Match Schedule, Bracket: Sweden Will Play Canada for Gold

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Francois Nel/Getty Images. Pictured: United States goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stops a penalty kick against the Netherlands.

What started as a disappointing Olympics for the United States women’s soccer team ended the same way.

The U.S. lost to Canada 1-0 thanks to a late, VAR-given penalty kick that was their only real chance of the game.

In the later semifinal, Sweden continued its dominant tournament with a 1-0 win over Australia.

Neither Canada nor Sweden has ever won gold in women’s soccer at the Olympics. Canada took bronze in back-to-back tournaments, while Sweden lost to Germany in the 2016 final.

Olympic Women’s Soccer Bracket


Quarterfinal Matchups

Game 1: Canada 0, Brazil 0 (Canada wins, 4-3, on penalties)
Game 2: Australia 4, Great Britain 3
Game 3: Sweden 3, Japan 1
Game 4: USA 2, Netherlands 2 (USA wins, 4-2, on penalties)


Monday, Aug. 2

Game 5: Canada 1, USA 0
Game 6: Sweden 1, Australia 0

Medal matches

Thursday, Aug. 5

Game 7: USA vs. Australia — 4 a.m. ET
Game 8: Sweden vs. Canada — 10 am. ET

Group Standings

The 12 teams in the Olympic women’s soccer tournament are broken into three four-team groups. The top two teams will automatically advance, and two third-place teams with the most points will also reach the quarterfinals, with goal differential and goals scored as the next tiebreakers.

Group E

Team Points GD
Great Britain 7 3
Canada 5 1
Japan 4 0
Chile 0 -4

Japan needed a win to advance and got it. It’s the second of two third-place qualifiers, along with Australia.

Group F

Team Points GD
Netherlands 7 13
Brazil 7 6
China 1 -11
Zambia 1 -8

Group G

Team Points GD
Sweden 9 7
USA 4 2
Australia 4 -1
New Zealand 0 -6

The USWNT advanced with a draw and finished second, because of its goal differential tiebreaker over Australia.

2021 Olympic Women’s Soccer Schedule & Results

All four quarterfinal matches were Friday, with the semifinals and medal-round games set for Monday and Thursday. The gold-medal match will be at 10 a.m. ET and more viewable for the American audience.

Wednesday, July 21

Match Time (ET) TV Channel
Great Britain 2, Chile 0 3:30 a.m. Olympic
Brazil 5, China 0 4 a.m. NBCSN
Sweden 3, USA 0 4:30 a.m. USA
Japan 1, Canada 1 6:30 a.m. NBCSN
Netherlands 10, Zambia 3 7 a.m. Olympic
Australia 2, New Zealand 1 7:30 a.m. USA

Saturday, July 24

Match Time (ET) TV Channel
Canada 2, Chile 1 3:30 a.m. Telemundo
China 4, Zambia 4 4 a.m. None
Sweden 4, Australia 2 4:30 a.m. NBCSN
Great Britain 2, Japan 1 6:30 a.m. None
Netherlands 3, Brazil 3 7 a.m. Universo
USA 6, New Zealand 1 7:30 a.m. NBCSN

Tuesday, July 27

Match Time (ET) TV Channel
Sweden 2, New Zealand 0 4 a.m. N/A
USA 0, Australia 0 4 a.m. USA
Japan 1, Chile 0 7 a.m. Universo
Canada 1, Great Britain 1 7 a.m. N/A
Netherlands 8, China 2 7:30 a.m. N/A
Brazil 1, Zambia 0 7:30 a.m. Telemundo

Odds to Win Gold Medal

Odds via DraftKings entering the semifinal matches.

Team Odds
United States -125
Sweden +175
Canada +800
Australia +900

U.S. Women’s Roster

Goalkeeper (2): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

Defense (6): Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)

Midfielders (5): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage)

Forwards (5): Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press, Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)

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