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Sweden will face the United States in the Olympic group match

Sweden will face the United States in the Olympic group match

– As always when you step into a tournament, there is a lot of focus on the first match and now it will be a good challenge to face the number one United States directly, Says league captain Peter Gerhardson on the Football Association website.

Sweden has a silver to defend the tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016. The soccer tournament begins already on July 21 and will be the first sport to graduate. The games start on July 23.

Good Logistic

The lottery cannot be influenced, and at the present time it is difficult to say what is good or not. Of course, there are three good opponents waiting, but from a logistical standpoint, it looks like it would be a good plan, says Gerhardson.

Archive: Rapinoe on the competition with Sweden: “One of our worst losses”

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Megan Rapinoe can still remember the heavy loss against Sweden in the quarter-finals of the 2016 Olympics. picture: TT Nyhetsbyrån / SVT

Former Hammarby coach Tony Gustafson took over as Australia coach in September 2020 and had a terrible start to his international debut in early April when his team fell 2-5 to Germany, followed by 0-5 against the Netherlands.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach participated in the digital draw today from FIFA headquarters in Zurich, via a link.

The game program for Sweden:

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Wednesday, July 21, 10:30: Sweden – USA (Tokyo)

Saturday, July 24 at 10.30: Sweden – Australia (Saitama, 27 km outside Tokyo)

Tuesday 27th July 10.00: New Zealand – Sweden (Miyagi, 300 km outside Tokyo)