Four quarterfinals took place and Sweden advanced to the semifinals. In two of the quarterfinals, Canada and Australia battled it out and they advanced in the tournament as well.
Canada – Brazil fined after 1-0
Priya made a big splash in their quarterfinal match in Brazil. After 90 minutes without a goal, the match went into extra time, where there was no goal. Canada’s big star Christine Sinclair went to the penalty shootout. But with other penalties and two Brazilian penalty errors, Canada’s Cold, Pia Sundage, Marta and all the other Brazilian stars could go home without a medal from Tokyo. Canada to the semifinals.
Australia – Great Britain 4-3 after extra time
What a competition it is. Tony Gustavson and his Australia advanced to the semi-finals after defeating Great Britain in the quarterfinals. Great Britain took the lead in regular match time after Ellen White scored two goals. But the match went into extra time as Australian superstar Sam Kerr drew 2-2 in the 89th minute. With just two minutes left in the first quarter, Australia ended the first over 3-2. Tony Gustavson got off to a perfect start in the second overtime quarter, with Sam Kerr making it 4-2 after an incredibly beautiful goal for Australia. Britain then lowered by Ellen White but did not come close. Australia to the semi-finals, against Sweden.
Sweden – Japan 3-1
Our Swedish national team is ready for the semi-finals of the Olympics after the victory against Japan. Sweden started a dream start against the host country with a goal seven minutes later. Japan later approved and took further bids. In the second half, Stina Blackstenius scored her fourth goal of the match to give Sweden the lead. Before the end of the match, Kosovar Aslani also curled a 3-1 victory over Sweden to secure the victory. Victory for Sweden but they did not believe against a good Japan. Swedish semi-final against Australia on Monday.
Netherlands – USA After 2-3 sentences
There was even a penalty shootout in the final quarter-final of the day that pulled America’s longest straw. Two goals were not enough for the Netherlands during the regular match of shooting king Vivian Maidema. The same Maidema missed the opening penalty in the penalty shootout, which eventually led to the American victory. When the Netherlands were awarded a penalty saved by the American goalkeeper, they had a chance to end the match with ten minutes left. USA to the semifinals against Canada after the penalty play.
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