Women’s Soccer at the Olympics – Top favorites for Canada fail in USA semi-finals – Sport

Women's Soccer at the Olympics - Top favorites for Canada fail in USA semi-finals - Sport

The highly decorated Americans have a 0:1 draw in Canada’s semi-final.


For America it’s all about the bronze

Alex Morgan is also disappointed.

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Gold Favourite USA went down in the semifinals to the Olympic Women’s Football Tournament. Vlatko Andonovski’s team won a penalty goal and lost 1–0 to Canada.

Like the entire tournament, the Americans did not get their usual return. Omissions and coordination problems shaped the game. To make matters worse, goalkeeper Alyssa Nahr – who was still the famed penalty hero in the quarter-finals against the Netherlands – was eliminated after nearly half an hour due to injury.

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Substitute goalkeeper Adriana Franch could have done well in the 74th minute. But Canadian striker Jesse Fleming converted the penalty kick with confidence.

Thus, the United States missed out on its fourth Olympic gold since 2004. It was not enough to win the title in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. At the time, the defending world champions lost to Sweden in the quarterfinals.

Sweden in the final

Canada will face Sweden in the gold medal game. In the second semi-final, the Scandinavian team defeated Australia 1–0. Fridolina Rolfo scored the only goal of the game shortly after the restart.

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