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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
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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:

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Tokyo 2020: GOAL! Sweden 1-1 Canada

GOAL! 67’ mins

Fleming steps up to take it, having scored to knock out USA in the semis...and buries it in the bottom left corner! Cool as you like, all square - Sweden 1-1 Canada.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 14:23
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65’ mins

The referee goes to the pitchside monitor for a closer look and decides it’s a foul by Ilestedt - penalty to Canada!

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 14:22
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64’ mins

Deanne Rose on for Canada, replacing Prince. She’s immediately involved in a good move down the left which ends in Sinclair crashing to ground in the box and Canada appeal as one for the penalty - not happening, says the referee! Looks on the replay as though Sinclair got to the ball first and a VAR check is underway...

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 14:20
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60’ mins

We hit the hour mark - still just a goal in it and half an hour for Canada to fashion something more substantial in the final third than they have managed so far.

A loose pass from Lawrence almost lets Sweden in down the left wing, but there are enough numbers back to recover. Asllani then fires a through pass into the area looking for the run of Blackstenius, but it’s a little overhit and through to Labbe.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 14:16
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55’ mins

Angeldahl pushes forward toward the left edge of the box and gets a shot away, but she’s off-balance and it flies over the bar without really troubling Labbe. The same Swede then clatters into Sinclair, who goes down injured. Fine to continue, though.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 14:14
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51’ mins

Canada not quite getting into gear with their passing at the start of this half - quite a few misplaced passes and missed opportunities to set the forwards away in the channels. Sweden look as though they will be able to create an opening or two if they keep moving the ball around quickly outside the box - Canada are snapping into the challenges, but as they tire, those gaps will appear.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 14:09
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SECOND HALF

We are back underway in Yokohama. Can Canada get themselves back on level terms, or are Sweden ready to turn the screw, score a second and put themselves within touching distance of Olympic gold?

Canada sub at the break: Adriana Leon and Julia Grosso on; Beckie and Quinn off.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 14:01
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Some cracking images from the first half - Canada went close a few times, but it’s Sweden who found the breakthrough.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 13:54
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HALF TIME

Sweden lead at the break thanks to Blackstenius’ first-time finish just after the half-hour mark.

A decent performance from Canada in the 10 minutes prior to the goal, but they need to up it again in the second half and, importantly, create chances after the break - something they haven’t done with much regularity throughout the Olympics.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 13:47
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43’ mins

A collision between Labbe and Jakobsson as the keeper claims a high ball and she’s not pleased with the Swede’s challenge. Moments later Jakobsson bursts forward down the left once again and delivers a dangerous-looking low ball across the six-yard box, but no team-mate is running in to apply a finish.

Sweden finishing the half very strongly - Canada need to hold out and get to the break without conceding a second.

Karl Matchett6 August 2021 13:45

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