Where, When and How to Watch USWNT Bronze Medal Match Against Australia at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 08/04/2021, 12:49 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Soccer Football – Women – Quarterfinal – Netherlands v United States – International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan – July 30, 2021. Alex Morgan of the United States in action with Stefanie van der Gragt of the Netherlands REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


The US Soccer Women’s National Team (USWNT) is set to face Australia for the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Both teams are desperate to win this match, despite the fact that neither wanted to play it.

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Since its inception in 1996, the US has dominated Women’s Olympic Football, claiming four gold medals and one silver medal in the process. The only year, when they haven’t won a medal due to crashing out in the quarterfinals, is 2016. Hence, they won’t want to go home empty-handed again.

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They faced CONCACAF rivals Canada in the semifinals. They were a team that the US had never lost to before in a competitive match. In the 75th minute when Tierna Davidson was called for a foul and Jessie Fleming converted from 12 yards. Hence, putting the final nail in the coffin of gold medal ambitions for the USA. For Canada, it was historic victory. Unfortunately for the United States, it was crushing defeat.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Soccer Football – Women – Semifinal – United States v Canada – Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki, Japan – August 2, 2021. Megan Rapinoe of the United States looks dejected as Canada celebrate after the match REUTERS/Edgar Su
In the semi-finals, Tony Gustavsson’s squad couldn’t repeat their quarterfinal winning upset, losing 1-0 to Sweden with Ellie Carpenter receiving a red card in extra time. However, Australia now has chance to earn their first-ever medal in Women’s Olympic Football or at Women’s World Cup.

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Viewing information (USWNT vs Australia)

Date: Thursday, August 5|

Time: 4:00 a.m. ET, 9:00 am (UK)

Location: Kashima Soccer Stadium — Kashima, Japan

TV: USA Network, Fox Sports (US), Eurosport (UK), NBC (US)

Live stream: fuboTV, Telemundo Deportes App, NBCOlympics.com (As per US Soccer’s Official Webiste)

Injuries, Suspensions, and Potential Line-Ups

United States Star Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher will miss this match after she left the field due to an injured knee against Canada. Adrianna Franch will likely be her replacement in goal.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Soccer Football – Women – Semifinal – United States v Canada – Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki, Japan – August 2, 2021. Alyssa Naeher of the United States receives medical attention after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Mike Segar

Potential Line up for USWNT – Franch, Dunn, Davidson, Sauerbrunn, O’Hara, Horan, Ertz, Lavelle, Williams, Morgan, Heath

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Conversely, Australia’s Ellie Carpenter will also be missing this match. But, she will be missing it due to a suspension faced against Sweden.

Potential Line-up for Australia: Micah, Kerr, Logarzo, Catley, Foord, Van Egmond, Luik, Yallop, Kennedy, Raso, Simon

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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