(CBS Native)- America Girls’s Nationwide Workforce (USWNT) has been the dominant pressure in Olympics soccer for the reason that girls’s match started on the 1996 Video games in Atlanta. The U.S. has taken dwelling gold in 4 of the six tournaments, and completed in silver medal place in Sydney in 2000. Their lone medal-less look? On the final Olympics in Rio in 2016.
Jill Ellis’ staff put that beautiful fifth place end behind them by successful the World Cup in 2019 and producing a 70 win, seven draw and 4 loss file within the years spanning 2017-21. Their final loss got here in January of 2019 in a pleasant in opposition to France (3-1).
With Vlatko Andonovski in cost now, the U.S. aspect has been rolling in 2021, successful 11 of their 12 matches, with the lone tie coming in opposition to Sweden. The Olympics roster was dominant in a pair of send-off video games in opposition to Mexico within the final week successful 4-0 in each matches. Now, the squad prepares for the Olympics with a date in opposition to the final staff to tie them and the one which knocked them out of the final Olympics: Sweden.
The Swedes, ranked fifth within the FIFA Girls’s World Rankings, are a part of a tough Group G slate for the USWNT which incorporates New Zealand (twenty second) and Australia (ninth). The ladies start play on Wednesday, July twenty first with an early (4:30 a.m. EDT) begin time for followers. The total schedule for the group stage is as follows.
Wednesday, July 21 vs. Sweden (fifth FIFA World Rating) 4:30 a.m. EDT
Saturday, July 24 vs. New Zealand (twenty second FIFA World Rating) 7:30 a.m. EDT
Tuesday, July 27 vs. Australia (ninth FIFA World Rating) 4:00 a.m. EDT
How To Watch
NBC has listed the channels for the group stage matches, right here is the place followers can tune in to look at the USWNT.
7/21 vs. Sweden (USA Community)
7/24 vs. New Zealand (NBC Sports activities Community)
7/27 vs. Australia (USA Community)
Potential Knockout Stage Situations
After the group stage, if the U.S. advance as anticipated, the knockout stage begins. The trail to a gold medal might go a few totally different routes. If the People win their group, they’d face one of many third place groups from both Group E or F.
In the event that they end as runner up, they’d face the winner of Group F which options the Netherlands (4th), Brazil (seventh) and China (fifteenth). And, in a worst case situation, they may end third in Group G and, relying on how the tiebreakers fall, get by means of to the knockout stage and face the winner of Group E which has England (sixth), Canada (eighth) and Japan (tenth).
The People enter the match as favorites (+100) to win the match.