Women’s Olympic Football – United States vs Canada Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is United States vs Canada taking place? United States vs Canada will take place on Monday 2nd August, 2021 at 09:00 (UK)

Where is United States vs Canada taking place? United States vs Canada will take place at Kashima Stadium in Kashima

Where can I get tickets for United States vs Canada? Ticket information for United States vs Canada can be found here

What TV channel is United States vs Canada on in the UK? United States vs Canada will be televised live in the UK on Eurosport

Where can I stream United States vs Canada in the UK? Eurosport subscribers can stream the match live via Eurosport Player

THE PREDICTION

Both these countries advanced to the semi-finals in dramatic style, with each triumphing via a penalty shootout to setup this encounter. United States were indebted to their goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, who not only saved a penalty late in normal time with the score at 2-2 vs Netherlands, but then went on to save two further penalties in the shootout to help see her side through. Canada’s quarter-final with Brazil was a far less entertaining affair, the score finishing 0-0 after extra time, but it was Bev Priestman’s side who came out on top in the resulting spot kicks.

This contest looks set to be a battle between the United States’ formidable attack and the tight disciplined backline of Canada, who are off the back of having shut out a strong Brazilian side for 120 minutes. However, the physical condition of both teams will likely determine the outcome here with fatigue surely set to play a key factor as this match goes on. When assessing the two squads, the United States looks to contain the superior strength-in-depth and this, combined with the vast experience of players such as Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe may just see United States through to the gold medal match.

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