The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) has actually been the dominant pressure in Olympics football given that the ladies’s competition began at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. The U.S. has actually taken home gold in 4 of the 6 events, and ended up in silver medal placement in Sydney in 2000. Their lone medal-less look? At the last Olympics in Rio in 2016.
Jill Ellis’ group placed that spectacular fifth area surface behind them by winning the World Cup in 2019 and also creating a 70 win, 7 draw as well as 4 loss document in the years extending 2017-21. Their last loss was available in January of 2019 in a friendly versus France (3-1).
With Vlatko Andonovski accountable now, the U.S. side has been rolling in 2021, winning 11 of their 12 suits, with the lone connection coming against Sweden. The Olympics roster was leading in a pair of send-off games versus Mexico in the last week winning 4-0 in both matches. Currently, the team prepares for the Olympics with a date against the last group to connect them as well as the one that knocked them out of the last Olympics: Sweden.
The Swedes, placed 5th in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings, belong to a hard Group G slate for the USWNT which includes New Zealand (22nd) as well as Australia (9th). The ladies start play on Wednesday, July 21st with a very early (4:30 a.m. EDT) begin time for fans. The complete routine for the group stage is as adheres to.
Schedule Wednesday, July 21 vs. Sweden (5th FIFA World Ranking) 4:30 a.m. EDT
Saturday, July 24 vs. New Zealand (22nd FIFA World Ranking) 7:30 a.m. EDT
Tuesday, July 27 vs. Australia (9th FIFA World Ranking) 4:00 a.m. EDT
Just how To Watch
NBC hasn’t launched the official TV timetable yet for it’s coverage of Olympic occasions however the insurance coverage is set to air either on NBC Sports Network or NBC Olympics with highlights of video games readily available on Peacock.
Prospective Knockout Stage Scenarios
After the group phase, if the U.S. advancement as anticipated, the knockout phase begins. The course to a gold medal can go a couple of various routes. If the Americans win their group, they would certainly face among the 3rd area teams from either Group E or F.
If they complete as runner up, they would deal with the victor of Group F which includes the Netherlands (4th), Brazil (7th) as well as China (15th). And, in a worst case situation, they can finish 3rd in Group G and, relying on exactly how the sudden deaths fall, get across the knockout phase and also deal with the victor of Group E which has England (6th), Canada (8th) as well as Japan (10th).
The Americans go into the tournament as favorites (+100) to win the tournament.