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Sweden Knocks out Brazil in penalty shoot-out!

Brazil women’s soccer team have lost against Sweden dashing the Brazilian hopes at getting an gold in soccer in their own country. Throughout the match both teams fought hard and played very defensively to make sure they did not concede a single goal. It would take a finger biting penalty shoot-out to decide who would win the semi final match!

This is a second surprise win and victorious penalty shoot-out for the Swedish team after having beaten the “best team in the world” team USA earlier in the quarter finals. However some people are saying that Sweden simply do not deserve to win the gold because of their boring, overly defensive play and how they just dont take any risks at all or how Hope Solo put it “they are just a bunch of cowards!”

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The Brazilian team still has a hope to get something out of these games as the Brazilian team will now play Canada (after Canada lost against Germany in their semi final match) to see who will bag 3rd place in the tournament and more importantly that bronze medal!

In an interview after the match Marta FIFA’s Women’s World Player of the Year said

“This loss won’t take away from all that we have done to get here,”
then adding
“We have the match for the bronze medal now and we will fight until the end to get that medal. We have to pick up the pieces to try to win this medal.”201608161436526134641

SHOCK AND HORROR AS USA GETS BEATEN BY SWEDEN!

The USA have been BEATEN by Sweden in the Olympic quarter final after a 4-3 penalty shoot-out meaning the USA will not get the gold medal which many thought was theirs for the taking!
This means that the USA who wanted to become the first team in history to win the world cup and the olympics in a consecutive year will not happen!
This the earliest the womens USA team have ever went out in a international tournament EVER!

It was a very closely contended match. The Swedish team in the second half of the match gained the upper hand as Stina Blackstenius gave the Swedish team the lead and managed to hang onto this lead for quite sometime until Alex Morgan managed to get an equalizer with just 13 minutes left on the clock. In the final moments of the game Carli Lloyd headed the ball into the back of the net and it looked as though the USA team had won but the goal was ruled out for foul then quickly after Lotta Schelin also managed to get the ball into the back of the net for Sweden however that to was ruled out for being offside!

After a tight 1-1 game the match then went onto penalty Kicks were Sweden managed to do the impossible and beat the no.1 team in the world!

Hope Solo didn’t take the defeat to well calling the Sweden players “ a bunch of cowards!” but you have to remember that Sweden have not been beaten once by team USA since their former coach Pia Sundhage started coaching Sweden!

No medal for France as Canada beats them in the quarter finals!

All bets were on France defeating Canada in this quarter final however it just wasn’t to be in this very unpredictable Olympics after Sophie Schmidt scores the only goal of the match securing Canada’s place in the Olympic semi finals! In the last eight meetings with france Canada have only beaten them once!

This means that Canada have now beaten the worlds second, third and fifth best ranked teams in the world! In these Olympics Canada is really proving itself on the world stage as a force to be reckoned but may not have to prove themselves much more now as Canada will not have to worry about facing the worlds No.1 ranked team though after Sweden beats the United States in penalty kicks which was the earliest exist for the U.S team ever in a major international tournament!

Canada will play against Germany in their next match after the Germans 1-0 victory against China. Canada have already beaten Germany in the group stages of the Olympics 2-1! Will Canada be able to pull this off again or have Germany revised their tactics and will come out with vengeance?

After the match the Canadian coach John Herdman added. “We’re on the medal rounds. We’re here, but we’re not done yet.”

Do you think Canada will get medal? If so what colour will it be?!

USA beat New Zealand in Olympics!

USA gets an easy opening winner against New Zealand 2-0 in the opening Olympics game!
Carli Lloyd scores the first of the two goals composed and in control after just 9 into the game.

Just seconds into the second half Alex Morgan scores the second goal smashing new Zealand’s hopes into the ground.

The game was very routine and pretty boring as the new Zealand team didn’t seem to put on much of a fight against the worlds no.1 team.. maybe New Zealand just wanted to conserve energy?!

It wasnt all plain saling for the US side though as throughout the game Hope Solo was taunted by the crowd with boos and zika chants!
The taunts and chants come after Hoep solos social media post were she posed with an assortment of different anti mosquito products.

After the match Hope Solo seemed to take the taunts and chants in good jest saying in an interview “It’s the Brazilians, they love soccer, they love football, it’s part of the culture so I expect it, but they’re having fun. I mean, at least it’s loud in the stadium – I’d rather have that than hear a needle drop,”

Carli Lloyd, celebrates after scoring just 9 minutes into the match.
Carli Lloyd, celebrates after scoring just 9 minutes into the match.

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Carli Lloyd shows off her skills against New Zealand's Katie Bowen.
Carli Lloyd shows off her skills against New Zealand’s Katie Bowen.
Julie Johnston and Allie Long to head the ball in!
Julie Johnston and Allie Long to head the ball in!