Sweden vs Canada LIVE: Tokyo 2020 women’s football final result after penalty shootout

Both nations guaranteed a medal but gold is on the line in Yokohama

Karl Matchett
Friday 06 August 2021 16:19 BST
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Sweden face Canada in the final of the women’s football at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, with the gold medal game taking place in Yokohama.

Both these nations picked up medals in Rio 2016, but neither got the gold they are both searching for this time around - Sweden took silver, Canada the bronze, both edged out by Germany along the way. One of them will be celebrating wildly come full-time on this occasion, however, with Sweden having overcome Japan and Australia to get back into the final, and Canada seeing off Brazil and United States en route to the Nissan Stadium showpiece event.

Team USA eventually took the bronze medal on Thursday after a thrilling seven-goal encounter with Australia, but now it’s all eyes on Sweden and Canada to see who triumphs as Olympic champions in Japan.

Follow all the team news and action between Sweden and Canada in the gold medal match at the Tokyo Olympics live below:


Tokyo 2020 final: Canada beat Sweden on penalties

Canada beat Sweden on penalties to win women’s football gold at Tokyo Olympics

Sweden 1-1 Canada (2-3 on pens): Blackstenius put the Europeans ahead before Fleming’s equaliser penalty, with Grosso netting the decisive spotkick

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 15:55


What a match, what a shootout!

Canada have won Olympic gold, it’s silver for Sweden yet again.

Full time: 1-1

Extra time: 1-1

Penalties: 3-2.

Outstanding night, outstanding match, congrats to Canada and captain Christine Sinclair.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 15:49

Tokyo 2020: Sweden 1-1 Canada (FT, AET), penalties

To win it for Canada then, it’s Julia Grosso...GOAL!!!!! GOLD FOR CANADA!

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 15:48

Tokyo 2020: Sweden 1-1 Canada (FT, AET), penalties

Up next is Jonna Andersson for Sweden to start sudden death. SAVED! Labbe gets low to the left and palms away - Canada have one kick to win it.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 15:47

Tokyo 2020: Sweden 1-1 Canada (FT, AET), penalties

So a final chance for Canada - they have to score this one to take it to sudden death. If they miss, Sweden win. Deanne Rose takes the spot-kick, a brilliant second-half performer...GOAL! What a strike, top corner, no mistake and it’s 2-2. Sudden death!

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 15:46

Tokyo 2020: Sweden 1-1 Canada (FT, AET), penalties

Captain Caroline Seger to take Sweden’s fifth and final spot-kick, if it goes in she wins the gold medal for her nation...SKIED OVER!!! Well, well over!

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 15:45

Tokyo 2020: Sweden 1-1 Canada (FT, AET), penalties

Fourth now for Canada is Adriana Leon...SAVED! A scuffed finish in truth and Lindahl again saves low to her right. Still 2-1 to Sweden - if they score the next penalty, gold is theirs.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 15:44

Tokyo 2020: Sweden 1-1 Canada (FT, AET), penalties

Anvegard takes the fourth...SAVED! Great stop, leaping away to her right from Labbe. Still 2-1.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 15:43

Tokyo 2020: Sweden 1-1 Canada (FT, AET), penalties

Vanessa Gilles takes Canada’s third...OFF THE CROSSBAR! Thundered high, but back off the woodwork and Sweden are 2-1 up after three apiece.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 15:42

Tokyo 2020: Sweden 1-1 Canada, penalties

Olivia Schough, the impact sub, is next for Sweden. GOAL! Bottom corner, keeper sent the wrong way. 2-1 to Sweden.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 15:41

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