Published On: Sat, Jul 31st, 2021
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US and Canada Set up Women’s Soccer Semifinal Date With Penalty Shootout Winson July 31, 2021 at 11:42 am

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TOKYO—The United States and Canada set up a mouth-watering semifinal in the women’s Olympic soccer tournament with both teams having prevailed in penalty shootouts on Friday. After the United States and the Netherlands were locked at 2–2 following 90 minutes and extra time, Dutch striker Vivianne Miedema and defender Aniek Nouwen had their spot kicks saved by goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher as the Americans won 4–2. Australia beat Britain 4–3 after extra time in their quarterfinal and next face Sweden, who maintained their perfect record in the tournament with a 3–1 win over hosts Japan. Goals from Magdalena Eriksson, Stina Blackstenius, and Kosovare Asllani ensured Sweden’s bid to improve on their Rio 2016 silver medal remained intact. Megan Rapinoe made it four out of four from the spot for the United States as the four-time gold medalists set up a clash with their North American neighbors Canada in Monday’s first semifinal. …

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