Canada’s women’s national soccer team will be playing for an Olympic gold medal for the first time in the program’s history after defeating the USA 1-0 in the semifinal stage. The Canadians will face Sweden, arguably the most consistently impressive team at the tournament, and winners over Australia by the same scoreline in the other semi.
The final was moved by 10 hours to avoid the oppressive midday heat. The gold-medal match will now be played at 8 a.m. ET (9 p.m. local time) on Friday. If it ends in a tie after the 90 minutes of regulation, 30 minutes of extra time will be played (two 15-minute periods). If the deadlock persists, the gold medal winner will be decided in a penalty-kick shootout.
The United States, which had played in all but one gold medal match in Olympic history before this tournament, won its first Olympic bronze medal, beating Australia 4-3 on two goals each from USWNT legends Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd.
|Fri, July 30||QF 1: Canada 0, Brazil 0 (4-3 on PKs)||Highlights|
|Fri, July 30||QF 2: Great Britain 3, Australia 4 (aet)||Highlights|
|Fri, July 30||QF 3: Sweden 3, Japan 1||Highlights|
|Fri, July 30||QF 4: Netherlands 2, USA 2 (2-4 on PKs)||Highlights|
|Thurs, Aug. 5||Bronze: USA 4, Australia 3||Highlights|
|Fri., Aug. 6||Gold/silver: Canada vs. Sweden||8 a.m. ET||USA Network, Universo||fuboTV|
How to watch women’s Olympic soccer in USA & Canada
- USA TV channels: NBCSN, USA Network, Olympic Channel
- USA Spanish-language TV: Telemundo, Universo
- USA streams: fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app, Telemundo Deportes app, TelemundoDeportes.com
- Canada TV channels: CBC
- Canada Spanish-language TV: Telelatino
- Canada streams: CBC Gem, CBC.ca, CBC Olympics app
In USA: TV coverage of select matches from the women’s soccer tournament is carried in the USA by five channels in the NBC family of networks in English and Spanish (match-by-match listings above). All are available to be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).
Every soccer match from the men’s and women’s tournaments will be streamed in the USA on NBCOlympics.com (English), TelemundoDeportes.com (Spanish), the NBC Sports app and Telemundo Deportes app with user authentication (verification of cable/satellite subscription).
In Canada: CBC and Telelatino are providing TV coverage of select men’s and women’s soccer matches in Canada. The CBC’s streaming platforms also carry all the live matches: CBC Gem, CBC.ca and the CBC Olympics app.