Olympics Women’ football QF roundup: Australia, USA, Sweden and Canada into the semi-finals

Olympics Women' football quarter final roundup - USWNT, Matildas, Sweden and Canada are into the semi-finals.

Sam kerr of Australia (Matildas) against Great Britain in Olympics QF
Sam kerr of Australia (Matildas) against Great Britain in Olympics QF

The women’s football tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics is at its business end now, and the likes of the United States, Australia, Sweden and Canada have made their way into the semi-finals of the competition after winning their quarter-finals earlier today.

Great Britain vs Australia

Great Britain and Australia played out a thrilling encounter in the quarter-finals of the Olympics women’s football earlier today.

Australia managed to edge the game 4-3 after extra time, and Ellen White’s hat trick was not enough to take Great Britain into the final floor.

On the other hand, Sam Kerr scored a brace to send Australia into the semi-finals.

After a draw in normal time, Great Britain had the opportunity to go ahead in extra time when they were awarded a penalty on the 101st minute, but Wier’s spot-kick was saved by Micah, and Australia took the lead a few minutes later through May Fowler.

USWNT vs Netherlands

The USWNT managed to beat the Netherlands 4-2 after a penalty shootout, and they have now booked their place in the semi-finals against Canada.

The Netherlands took the lead through Miedema on the 18th minute, but the Americans got back into the game quickly with an equalizer from Sam Mawis on the 28th minute.

The USA found themselves 2-1 ahead two minutes later, thanks to a goal from Williams.

Miedema scored her second goal of the night on the 55th minute to bring the Dutch back on level terms, and Netherlands could have won the game in normal time.

The Dutch were awarded a penalty kick on the 81st minute, but Naeher pulled off a stunning save to keep the United States in the game. The American goalkeeper was the hero in the shootout as well.

Sweden vs Japan

Meanwhile, Sweden booked their place in the final four with a 3-1 win over Japan.

Eriksson gave Sweden their lead on the 7th minute, but Japan found themselves level through Tanaka on the 23rd minute.

Blackstenius put Sweden 2-1 up eight minutes into the second half, and the Swedish wrapped up the game on the 68th minute when Asllani slotted a penalty kick to make it 3-1.

Canada vs Brazil

Elsewhere Canada booked their place in the semi-finals after a closely contested match against Brazil.

Canada managed to win the game 4-3 in penalties after a goalless regular and extra time.

Semi-final fixtures

USWNT vs Canada

Sweden vs Australia