2021 Olympics: Women’s team faces Canada in quarterfinals


A women’s soccer team will face Canada this Friday, 30, for the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics. The match starts at 5:00 am (GMT) and will be broadcast live on open TV by Globo, on closed TV by SporTV and by Bandsports and by the streaming service Globoplay.

Brazil ended the first phase in second place in Group F, with the same seven points as the leader Netherlands, trailing on goal difference. Last Tuesday (27), the Brazilians beat Zambia 1-0. At the time, a good part of the holders was spared and should return against Canada. The only certain embezzlement is the defender Poliana, who suffered a blow to the head in front of the African women and will have to undergo an MRI to check for a concussion.

Canada qualified for the second place in Group E, with a victory (2-1 over Chile) and two draws (1-1 with Japan and Great Britain). Five years ago, the US team frustrated Brazil in the fight for the bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games by winning the duel (played in São Paulo) by 2-1. Twelve of the 18 athletes who made up the Canadian squad in 2016 are in Tokyo.