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Sweden - Canada match guide - everything before the Olympic final in football

Sweden – Canada match guide – everything before the Olympic final in football

what or what: The Olympic final in the women’s football championship.

where: Yokohamastadion, Yokohama, Japan.

when: Friday August 6, 14.00 Swedish time (21:00 local time).

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Sweden (4-3-3):
Hedwig Lindahl – Hanna Glass, Amanda Elistest, Natalie Bjorn, Magdalena Erickson – Philippa Engeldahl, Kosovare Aslani, Caroline Seeger – Sofia Jacobson, Stena Blacksteinius, Fridolina Rulfo.

Canada (4-5-1):
Stephanie Labe – Ashley Lawrence, Kadisha Buchanan, Vanessa Gill, Alisha Chapman – Janine Becky, Desiree Scott, Jesse Fleming, Quinn, Nichelle Prince – Kristen Sinclair.

The road to the final

Sweden: USA 3-0, Australia 4-2, New Zealand 2-0, Japan 3-1 (Quarter-finals), Australia 1-0 (Semi-finals).

Canada: Japan 1-1, Chile 2-1, Great Britain 1-1, Brazil 4-3 after penalties, 0-0 after full time and extra time (Quarter-finals), USA 1-0 (Semi-finals).

Jesse Fleming sent Canada to the Olympic final after a 1-0 victory over the United States on penalties.

Photo: TT

global ranking

Sweden: 5: a.

Canada: 8: a.

World Cup and Olympic medals

Sweden
VM: 1 silver (2003), 3 bronzes (1991, 2011, 2019).
You are: 1 silver (2016).

Canada
VM: – (Four at Best, 2003).
You are: 2 Bronze (2012, 2016).

Philippa Engeldahl debuts in the tournament giving an interview at the Olympic Village.

Philippa Engeldahl debuts in the tournament giving an interview at the Olympic Village.

Photo: Joel Marklund/Bildeberan

The beginner is impressive

Midfielder for the first time in the tournament Philippa Engeldahl He is the only Swedish national to have started in all matches. Now 24-year-old Doldes is playing the Olympic final.
“I just want more and more,” she says of her success.
league captain Peter Gerhardson:
“She has shown that she is an international player.”

Kosovar Aslani scored a 3-1 victory over Japan on penalties in the Olympic quarter-finals.

Kosovar Aslani scored a 3-1 victory over Japan on penalties in the Olympic quarter-finals.

Photo: Pontus Lundal/TT

Who takes the penalty kicks?

Indigenous Kosovar Have already set a penalty in the Olympics and Caroline Seger And Fridolina Rulfo He already said before the quarter-finals that they would not hesitate. Who else will qualify if the final goes to penalties?
“The important thing is that you feel confident and that you have the team behind you, and I think everyone is doing that. We have to have that security,” Seeger says.

Swedish gold keys

attack
Stena Plaxtenius scored no goal in the semi-finals, but Fridolina Rulfo took the lead in the Olympics where Sweden’s attacking stars excelled. Sweden has found ways to move forward and become a team – and it has shown that you can win in many different ways.
“I hope we can lead the game,” says Fridolina Rulfo.

Veteran goalkeeper
38 years Hedwig Lindahl Still the safe point for the national team. It showed, among other things, a penalty save against Australia in the group stage and several race saves against the same Australia in the semi-finals.
“I think Hedvig is the best in the world,” says the national team manager Marika Domansky Liveros.

gold rush
Canada in its first World Championship final. Sweden has been around before – and it’s not just silver. The goal was golden since the national team met in Gothenburg.
“We had a goal before we came here, and now we have everything in our hands,” said the right-back Hanna Glass.

Veteran Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl.

Veteran Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl.

Photo: TT

Read more:

From Final to Final – Women’s Football Journey from Rio to Tokyo

The cohesion of the team gave Sweden a golden opportunity: ‘better than ever at all levels’

Sweden is still hoping for a final move: ‘We are preparing for two scenarios’

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