The Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face Great Britain on Tuesday for the first place in Group E at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Photo – Canada Soccer)
Canada defeated Chile 2-0 after drawing a match against the hosts Japan, securing the second place in Group E with four points.
The match against Great Britain at 20.00 local (07.00 ET / 4.00 PT).
“We absolutely want to win this match, get the points, and move on to the next round,” Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach, quoted in a statement by Canada Soccer said.
Priestman further added “Keeping the knockout stage in mind, we have to make sure our players are as rested and as fresh as possible, but we have an incredible depth within our group of players, and I believe this can give us a result against Great Britain.”
Canada and Great Britain faced each other once before at the London 2012 Olympic Games, with Canada eliminating the hosts with a 2:0 victory in the Quarterfinals, according to Canada Soccer.
From 12 nations in three groups, the top-eight nations advance to the Olympic Quarterfinals on 30 July from which winners then advance to the Semifinals and then a chance to win a medal, the Canada Soccer said, adding that the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament runs 21 July through 6 August 2021, with this year’s gold medal match at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium.