Sweden gets its ticket to the final after beating Australia 1-0 and securing a medal. Gold will be defined between Canada and Sweden, United States and Australia will fight for bronze.
Capenter gets the red card
Goal disallowed for Sweden
Lindahl releases the ball in the penalty area, Kerr was lively to finish.
Australia: Raso leaves, Gielnik enters.
Australia wants an equalizer and insists with presence in the area
Stephanie Catley’s powerful left-footed shot fails to trouble the Swedish goalkeeper.
Sweden change: Benninson in, Angedal out.
Triple change for Australia: Kyra Cooney-Cross, Mary Fowler & Clare Polkinghorne replace Chloe Logarzo, Kyah Simon & Tameka Yallop.
Angeldal tried to surprise with a long shot but the action did not escalate.
Sam Kerr’s shot. Australia wants the equalizer.
GOOOOL. Rolfo makes it 1-0 for Sweden with a goal from the locker room.
Actions are resumed
The teams go to the halftime break with the score tied at zero.
4 minutes of compensation for the first half
Kerr finishes off a first-time set piece to set up the first goal but the action is disallowed.
Kennedy’s set piece is met by a great save by Lindahl.
Kerr found space and positioned herself alone in front of the goalkeeper. Good comeback from the back
Van Egmond wanted to surprise with a long shot from the right side but the ball goes wide of the goal.
Cross for Sweden. Rolfo doesn’t stop trying and with a shot from half distance he makes the goal vibrate.
Blackstenius has a shot on goal but the shot is weak.
Australia set up the ball well and got the dangerous cross.
Diagonal in the Swedish team’s area. Corner kick from the left
Action kicks off at Yokohama International Stadium
1Lydia Williams, 21Laura Brock, 4Clare Polkinghorne, 3Kyra Cooney-Cross, 5Aivi Luik, 11Mary Fowler, 15Emily Gielnik
12 Jennifer Falk – 2 Jonna Andersson, 3 Emma Kullberg, 5 Hanna Bennison, 7 Madelen Janogy, 8 Lina Hurtig, 15 Olivia Schough.
Australia starting lineup
Micah, Kerr, Logarzo, Catley, Foord, Van Egmond, Capenter, Yallop, Kennedy, Raso, Simon
Congratulations to dual Olympian , Kyah Simon who becomes the 9th Australian woman – and first indigenous footballer – to make 100 international appearances.
Sweden starting lineup
This is how the Swedish team takes the field for the start of the match: Lindahl, Glass, Ilestedt, BjÖrn,Ericksson, Angeldahl, Asilani, Seger, Jakobsson, Blackstenius, RÖlfo
They want a medal
In the Rio 2016 edition the Swedish team won the silver medal, for Tokyo 2020 Sweden also wants to repeat its podium but its eyes are set on the gold medal.
The United States lost in the other semifinal to Canada and thus opens the possibility for Sweden to establish itself as the great favorite for the gold medal.
We are just a few minutes away from the start of the second key of the women’s semifinals of the women’s soccer semifinals at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Australia and Sweden have already met in the group stage and the Swedes are looking to repeat the feat.
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Sweden last lineup
Lindahl; Glas, Ilestedt, Bjorn y Eriksson; Angeldal y Seger; Jakobsson, Asllani y Rolfo; Blackstenius.
Australia last lineup
Sam Kerr, Clare Polkinghorne, Chloe Logarzo, Steph Catley, Caitlin Foord, Emily Van Egmond, Ellie Carpenter, Tameka Yallop, Allana Kennedy, Kyah Simon, Tehagan Micah
These teams have already met in the group stage. Sweden took the three points by a score of 4-2. For the Swedes, Lina Hurting, Fridolina Rolfo (2) and Stina Blackstenius scored.
For the Australians it was Sam Keer who scored twice.
Yokohama International Stadium
Sweden began its participation in these Olympics with a resounding victory against the United States with three goals to zero.
In their second group stage match they faced Australia who they defeated 4 goals to two.
To close with a perfect pace they beat New Zealand two goals to zero and managed to qualify for the quarterfinals where they dispatched the hosts with a score of 3-1.
Now they want to reach the last step of the competition by beating The Matildas once again;
The Australian squad, better known as The Matildas, want to aspire to the medal and that is why they want a rematch against Sweden.
In their first match of these Olympic Games they opened their participation against New Zealand, where “The Matildas” won two goals to one. In the second match, the Australians lost to the United States, six goals to one, and in the final match of the group stage, they played to a scoreless draw against the Stars and Stripes.
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