The 2021 Tokyo Olympic women’s soccer competition is headed to the semifinal round after a thrilling quarterfinal. The semifinals are set to take place on Monday, August 2nd. The bronze medal match is then scheduled for August 5th and the gold medal match is August 6th.
Team USA struggled in group play after entering the tournament as an even money favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook. However, they were able to advance into the knockout stage where they faced Netherlands in the quarterfinals. The match went to a penalty shootout where Alyssa Naeher stopped two Dutch shots. Megan Rapinoe drilled home her shot to advance the US into the semifinals.
They will face Canada, who also had to win in penalties, finishing off Brazil 4-3 after a scoreless match. The US and Canada will face off at 1 a.m. ET on Monday.
On the other side of the bracket, Sweden won with relative ease, beating Japan 3-1. They will face Australia on Monday at 4 a.m. ET. Australia beat Great Britain in extra time, winning 4-3 after three goals were scored in the extra period.
Here’s a look at what the bracket looks like as we move one round closer to crowning a champion.
Semifinals, Monday, August 2
- USA vs. Canada
- Australia vs. Sweden