This Friday, August 6, the end of Women’s Football of these Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. A somewhat surprising final, since it will face one side Sweden, and above all for the other Canada, what this morning has defeated against all odds the great favorite, United States (1-0).
The path of the two finalists it has been different. The Nordic team it was a great favorite and has an immaculate track record. It also started with a victory over the americans, very forceful (3-0). On the second day of group G they beat Australia 4-2, and on the last date they were imposed on New Zealand to finish first (2-0).
In the quarterfinals they returned to show a very solvent game and defeated Japan, the hostess, who had passed as the best third (3-1). In their last match so far, they won with some hardship to Australia (1-0), thanks to a goal from Rolfo. Some Aussies who had also beaten in group stage.
For its part, the Canadians come to this game after a spectacular and surprising tournament. For us they were the sixth favorites, although it is true that in London 2012 and Rio 2016 they had obtained paths bronze medals and in these Tokyo Games they have taken, at least, one more step in this direction.
Canada started its journey framed in group A with a draw in front of the hostess Japan (1-1). On the second day it took him more than expected to beat one of the ‘Cinderellas’ of the tournament as is Chile (2-1) and they closed their pass to quarters like second group after tying against England (1-1).
In the quarterfinals, they won in a duel very even to Brazil in the penalty shootout (0-0 and 4-3). Already in the semifinals it has been where they have given the bell of the tournament. They have defeated the United States, current world champion and Olympian, and that he had left them without the CONCACAF title. The winning goal has been scored Jessie Fleming from penalty (1-0).
A priori it will be a very even duel, between two teams that without being the great favorites (United States) at the beginning they were candidates, at least, a medal. Of course, in these Games both have lying down to the yankee team. The game will be, as I said, this Friday, August 6 and will be played from 4.00 Spanish time (11.00 in Japan, 21.00 in Mexico and 23.00 in Argentina -both on Thursday 5-)