As part of one of the matches of the 1/2 final of the Olympic football tournament in Tokyo, the players of the national teams of Australia and Sweden will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation?
The Australian national team easily managed to get through to the OI in Tokyo, where it easily passed the group stage, and was able to beat Vietnam in the decisive meeting. In the first meeting of the OI-2020, Tony Gustavsson's team defeated neighboring New Zealand (2:1), after which they received an easy knockout from today's opponents with a score of 2:4. In the third meeting, the Kangaroos managed to snatch a draw in the duel with the United States (0: 0), as a result of which the team went to the playoffs thanks to the rating of the best teams that took third place. In the quarterfinal meeting against Great Britain, the Australians equalized the score in the 89th minute of the meetings, where they achieved success in overtime.
The Swedish squad easily made it to the OI after success in the selection for the CHE. The team easily identified itself as the favorite already in the first game at the OI-2020, where it dealt with the US team – 3:0. In the second meeting, the "yellow-blue" butchered today's opponents, followed by a strong team from New Zealand (2:0). In the first match, the Scandinavian team met with the hosts of the tournament. In the match of the 1/4 final, the nominal guests allowed the opponent to score in their own goal, after which they scored in the opponent's frame themselves, reaching the semifinals-3: 1.
Statistics and figures:
- Sweden is the favorite of the meeting;
- The Australian women have lost twice in 5 meetings;
- Sweden has won all 4 matches at the tournament;
- The last face-to-face meeting between the teams ended with a score of 4: 2 in favor of Sweden;
- The Swedes have won three times in 5 meetings with Australia, without losing once.
The Swedish national team will try to do everything to defeat its opponent. I am betting on the success of the Scandinavian team in this match, which previously won all 4 meetings at the tournament. The Swedes are clearly stronger and should reach the final of the tournament.