Semi-finals – Rio 2016 Olympic Games Women’s Football tournament
And then there were four… After a thrilling Rio 2016 Olympic women’s football quarter-final stage we are left with just four teams still in the running to claim the Gold medal; Canada, Germany, Sweden and Brazil.
Sophie Schmidt scored the lone and winning goal for Canada against France to book their place in the semi-finals. Their opponents Germany also won their quarter-final by one goal as Melanie Behringer found the back of the net against China PR. Sweden defeated the reigning gold medallists and World Champions USA in a penalty shoot-out. The hosts Brazil had their quarter-final decided by a penalty shootout, beating Australia in sudden-death.
Both of the semi-final fixtures are a rematch from a Rio 2016 group stage game. Canada beat Germany 2-1 on 9 August, coming from behind thanks to a Tancredi brace. Brazil scored five against Sweden on 6 August and Schelin scored a consolation goal just before full-time.
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Live updates from Rio 2016 Olympic Women’s Football – Semi-finals
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