USA vs. Australia | Tokyo Olympics 2020: Women's Soccer Highlights | NBC Sports



The United States Women’s National Team registered a scoreless draw against Australia in the last of three Olympic group stage games. The result was enough to advance to the knockout rounds. #NBCOlympics #Tokyo2020 #Soccer
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The men’s and women’s soccer competitions at the Olympics consist of two stages, a group stage and a knockout stage. The men’s group stage, with 16 total teams, features four groups of four teams each. The women’s group stage, with 12 teams, includes three groups of four. The group drawing accounts for seeding and geography. In this way, teams avoid playing neighboring countries in early matches. Each team plays the others in its group once, with three points for a victory, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. Teams are ranked by most total points accumulated in the group, and ties are broken by goal difference.

For the men, the top two teams in each group advance to the knockout stage. For the women, the top two teams in each group and the two best third-place teams advance. In both tournaments, the knockout stage begins with the quarterfinal round. All knockout stage matchups are contested over one 90-minute game. In the event of a tie after the 90 minutes, a 30-minute extra time period is played, followed by a penalty shootout if necessary.

The winners of the quarterfinal matches face off in the semifinals. The semifinal winners advance to the Gold Medal Match, the semifinal losers play in the Bronze Medal Match.

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USA vs. Australia | Tokyo Olympics 2020: Women’s Soccer Highlights | NBC Sports

21 comments

  1. maybe they sensed that most of the country was rooting against them caused by their attitude towards this country. I know I was.

  2. Too bad the USA got a draw- I was hoping for an ignominious defeat. Self indulgent, Narcissistic .

  3. Idk where everyone’s getting the “they knelt for the anthem” they ALL stood and faced the flag during the anthem this game. The only time they knelt was right before kick off

  4. look at all of the flag worshipping jingoistic inbreds on here celebrating a DRAW, in the group stage of a pandemic delayed, no fans olympics! HA!

  5. Was SOOOOO hoping they would get beat this game! Too bad the America HATER pile of Sh*t Rapinoe is here, she's ruining it for the rest of the decent women on this team! Go Netherlands!!

  6. We should make this the last year of women's soccer. It's like watching paint dry. It had it's 15 minutes.

  7. The USA girls don't make enough money or "equal" pay as the guys in the USA…ah, OK…many videos talk about the variables/BS of this. That on top of the Kneeling etc….ya, Go……………Any Other country!

  8. Team USA should read these comments. A nation hoping they lose. Too bad they can't think for themselves. It is typical of the brainwashing going on in this nation. Indoctrination at its finest.

  9. Haha good…congrats to Australia. Kind of hard to play well when you hate the country you're representing.

  10. USA didn’t lose the game. They won the war against racism. Every time they failed to score, they scored a goal protesting racism. Stunning and brave ladies. Stunning and brave

  11. The USWNT better get it together before the Quarterfinal, because the Dutch will clobber them if they play like this. The Netherlands are going to come out swinging. They're looking strong, and no doubt will want revenge for the 2019 Women's World Cup final.

  12. Wonder if they will watch this recap and understand why they don't make as much. Not everyone likes to see players softly kick the ball to goalies and all them "chances" at goal.

  13. I see the Russian bots and disgustingly lazy & overweight incels are back at it again in the comments. You people (the ones who are actual people) live life much worse than these women play soccer, and that will always be the truth, no matter how badly they might perform in their 90+ minute matches.

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