Several women’s football teams went head-to-head at Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday 21 July 2021. The much-anticipated wait finally got underway, with all the competition’s 12 team in action.
Matchday 1, Group E, saw the Great Britain winning over Chile with a (2-0) in Sapporo, Japan with Ellen White taking the lead by scoring her first goal 17 minutes into game, finishing off her second in the 73rd minute, securing the win for the Great Britain. Meanwhile Japan and Canada played an equaliser by drawing (1-1).
Group F, The Netherlands put an incredible 10 goals with Zambia only scoring 3. The European Champions, Dutch superstar Vivianne Miedema scored a hat-trick inside the first 30-minute, with her team finishing of further goals. Zambia’s Barbara Banda scored her first ever Olympic goal. Despite them playing hard the Netherlands continued to dominate finishing off the match with a swooping (10-3). Furthermore, Brazil cruised out in victory with a (5-0) win over China PR.
Group G, USA, the defending FIFA Women’s World Cup winners lost (3-0) to the Swedes with players, Stina Blackstenius scoring twice taking them to victory. Australia took out a (2-1) win over New Zealand, goals from Tameka Yallop and Sam Kerr taking them for the win.
The matchday 2 fixtures in Local Time
Chile vs Canada (Sapporo Dome, 16:30)
China PR vs Zambia (Miyangi Stadium, 17:00)
Sweden vs Australia (Saitama Stadium, 19:30)
Japan-Great vs Britain (Sapporo Dope, 20:00)
Netherlands vs Brazil (Miyangi Stadium, 20:00)
New Zealand vs USA (Saitama Stadium, 20:30)