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Canada vs Great Britain LIVE: Women’s football result, final score and reaction at Tokyo Olympics today

The final group stage game will determine if Team GB go through as group winners or runners-up

Karl Matchett
Tuesday 27 July 2021 14:50
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Great Britain take on Canada in their third and final group stage fixture on Tuesday, already through to the knockout phase but now trying to secure top spot.

Six points taken so far, courtesy of a two-goal victory over Chile and a late win over hosts Japan, leave Team GB able to rotate the squad for this fixture if head coach Hege Riise wants to, though in theory a first-place finish in the group should yield a better fixture in the quarter-finals. If Great Britain finish top, they will play third place from either Group F or G - China PR or Australia at the start of play on the final round of games - while a second-place finish sees them play F’s runners-up, likely Brazil or Netherlands.

Canada still need a point to guarantee their own progression, though with the two best third-place sides also going through, they look in a strong position to reach the last eight regardless.

Follow live updates of Canada vs Great Britain at Tokyo 2020, as well as major updates from other events below:


Tokyo 2020: Canada 1-0 Great Britain

65’ mins

Great Britain trying to push on and find an equaliser and Paris almost waltzes through the defence, but just loses her footing and control of the ball inside the area.

As it stands, in second, a tough assignment against Netherlands or Brazil is probable for Team GB - so suddenly, for the first time at the Olympics, the emphasis is on having to go on and attack and come from behind.

Karl Matchett27 July 2021 13:23

Women’s Gymnastics Team Final

We are going down to the wire for the gold medal. Just the floor to come. USA vs ROC.

Dylan Terry27 July 2021 13:24

Women’s Gymnastics Team Final

The momentum is with USA. Here comes Grace McCallum, the first of six routines on the floor between the Americans and ROC.

Dylan Terry27 July 2021 13:26

Tokyo 2020: Canada 1-0 Great Britain

70’ mins

So close! Weir races into the left channel and takes a brilliant first touch to set up the shot on the angle, but her fierce drive smashes against the underside of the crossbar, bounces on the line, hits the post and rolls out! Incredible how it didn’t go in for an equaliser.

Canada sub - Grosso on for Quinn for Canada.

Karl Matchett27 July 2021 13:27

Women’s Gymnastics Team Final

Impressive from Grace McCallum. She starts well, albeit without a spectacular routine. It won’t blow ROC away but it is a good opener for the US.

Now, what can the Russians do?

Dylan Terry27 July 2021 13:29

Women’s Gymnastics Team Final

American McCallum received a score of 13.5 for her floor routine as the US look to put pressure on the Russian leaders.

The first ROC athlete responds with a 13.366. USA narrowly reduce the overall margin then.

Around 0.6 separating the Russian Olympic Committee and USA now with just two floor routines left each. It’s going down to the wire.

Dylan Terry27 July 2021 13:36

Women’s Gymnastics Team Final

OH NO! Jordan Chiles falls as she goes for an intricate move on the floor but can’t quite execute! She’s back to her feet to finish the routine but that could well see the ROC clinch victory!

USA could not afford any more mistakes.

Dylan Terry27 July 2021 13:38

Women’s Gymnastics Team Final

It’s just 11.7 for Jordan Giles on the floor. The judges made her pay for her fall midway through the routine.

Just three more routines to come, two for the ROC and one for the US. The Russians can almost touch the gold medal.

Dylan Terry27 July 2021 13:41

Tokyo 2020: Canada 1-0 Great Britain

82’ mins

Into the closing stages and Team GB trying to force the issue but not really creating any moments of danger, it must be said. They need a goal for that easier draw in the knockouts - marginally at least.

Karl Matchett27 July 2021 13:41

Tokyo 2020: GOAL! Canada 1-1 Great Britain

GOAL! 84’ mins

There’s the equaliser! Weir takes her time, lines up a strike from range and it takes a huge deflection to flick into the far corner, no chance for Labbe and Great Britain are back to 1-1 - and back to the top of the group!

Karl Matchett27 July 2021 13:42

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