Tokyo Olympics Football: Women Final rescheduled: Canada Women to battle Sweden for Olympic Gold- Check Latest Updates- Sweden is set to lock horns with Canada attempting to win a gold medal in the women’s soccer final on Friday. Both the teams have been excellent outings in Tokyo and will look to do better than their previous campaign.
Earlier scheduled to be played at the Olympic Stadium, the final has now been rescheduled and is set to take place at the International Stadium in Yokohama and start at 5: 30 PM IST instead of the previous 7: 30 AM IST kickoff.
The 2016 Olympics saw Sweden win the silver medal while Canada walked away with the bronze. With a gold medal on the line now, they are expected to come out all guns blazing on Friday.
Sweden will head into the game after defeating Australia in the first semifinal of the tournament. They will rely on all-time leading international goal scorer and team captain Christine Sinclair to weave her magic and help them win the gold.
The 38-year-old attacker has not been at her best in the ongoing Olympics this year which saw her miss a penalty kick in the quarterfinal. However, team coach Bev Priestman has backed her to play a vital part in the Tokyo Olympic football final which could well be her final appearance in the Olympics.
Canada, on the other hand, got the better of neighbors USA earlier this week. Their win over the USA would be very special as they got better of their opponents after twenty years riding on a goal from Jessie Fleming.
Sweden will start the match as favorites having defeated Canada 14 times in head-to-head encounters with Canada registering just five wins over their European counterparts. The match promises to be a thrilling match with both teams likely to play an action-packed encounter.
When will the Tokyo Olympics Football be Played? – Date
The Tokyo Olympics football final was earlier scheduled to be played at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, Japan. However, the match has now been rescheduled and will be played at the International Stadium in Yokohama on 6th August.
What Time does the Tokyo Olympics Football match begin? Time
The womens’ soccer final match in the ongoing Olympics between Canada and Sweden will start at 5:30 PM IST.
How do I watch live stream the Tokyo Olympics Football in India?
Tokyo Olympics Football Live Broadcast & Live Streaming: Fans can watch the live broadcast of this clash on the Sony Sports Network in the Indian Sub-Continent. SonyLiv holds the digital streaming rights for Sweden vs Canada clash allowing fans to catch the live stream on the app by buying its’ subscription.
Have a look at the Fantasy team for this fixture:-
Goalkeeper– S. Labbe
Defenders– V. Gilles, A. Lawrence, K. Buchanan, A. Ilestedt
Midfielders– C. Seger, J. Fleming, F. Angeldal
Forwards– F. Rolfo, J. Beckie, S. Blackstenius
Top Picks for Sweden vs Canada Tokyo Olympics Football Final
Captain– J. Fleming
Fleming found herself on the scoresheet in the semifinal against the USA and will be eager to find the back of the net once again on Friday.
Vice-Captain– S. Labbe
The Canadian shot-stopper kept a clean sheet in the previous game and is expected to make crucial saves for Canada against Sweden.
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