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Tokyo 2020: Canada wins women’s soccer championship on penalties

Tokyo 2020: Canada wins women's soccer championship on penalties

Canada won the women’s soccer championship at the Tokyo Olympics: in the final in Yokohama, after losing 1-1 in regular and overtime, Sweden defeated 3-2 on penalties.

Canada wins the first gold medal in women’s football! (Photo: Istvan Mirko)

The second and third place winners at the Rio Olympics got a chance to win the brightest medal in the Yokohama Final. The first half put the last of the silver-medalist Swedes ahead, with Canada unable to shoot even in the 34th minute when the Scandinavians took the lead. From the center of Kosovare Asllani on the right Stena Blacksteins From six yards, Vanessa fired into the net between Giles’ legs.

After the break, the match became more balanced in the 63rd minute during a dangerous Canadian attack Kristen Sinclairt He was overthrown within sixteen and the sentence was given with the help of a video judge Jesse Fleming Sold.

With the parties unable to reach the vineyard during normal playing time, a third overtime for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Finals followed. Here, Sweden in particular had greater opportunities but failed to sell them. There has never been an example of being able to determine the match at 2 x 15 minutes, but there is now a penalty duel.

Which the Canadians could have extravagantly expected better, since they did win during the tournament – and called Brazil that way in the quarter-finals (4-3 after 0-0), but the Swedes took the lead in the third round (2-1). After that, the two teams faltered in one place for a while: he missed four penalties in a row. He took his turn when he was in the fifth round Diane Rose He shot with a great move down the top left and then after another Swedish missed penalty Julia Grosso He decided to duel.

The Canadian women’s team won its first Olympic gold medal in its history after bronze in London and Rio – in a strange way, being able to win only two of its six matches.

the summary of the match

Source: Eurosport

Tokyo 2020
Football, women
Sweden-Canada 1-1
(Blackstenius 34 and Fleming 68-11) – with 11s 2-3

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