The 2021 Tokyo Olympic women’s soccer competition has advanced to the knockout stage, wrapping up group play on Tuesday, July 27. The quarterfinals take place on July 30th and the semifinals are August 2nd. The bronze medal match is August 5th and the gold medal match is August 6th.
The tournament featured 12 teams playing in three groups of four. The top two teams in each group advanced to the knockout stage, and they were joined by the two best third-place teams.
Team USA entered the tournament as an even money favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook. However, they stumbled in the group stage and barely advanced. Sweden thumped the USWNT 3-0 in the opener and Australia played them to a 0-0 tie. A 6-1 win over New Zealand was a critical difference-maker as the win gave the USWNT a sizable lead in the goal differential tiebreaker.
Here’s a look at how the bracket is shaping up as the competition moves another round closer to crowning a champion.
Quarterfinals, Friday, July 30
- Great Britain vs. Australia
- Sweden vs. Japan
- Netherlands vs. USA
- Canada vs. Brazil