Sweden vs USWNT: times, TV and how to watch online
All the information you need on how and where to watch Sweden take on world champions USA in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games soccer tournament on Wednesday.
Sweden will take on USA in women’s soccer Group G of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday at the Ajinomoto Stadium.
The USWNT are the favorites to win the gold medal at the Games, as they have already won the competition four times. Sweden's best performance at the Olympics took place five years ago when they won the silver medal in Brazil. The European side have qualified for every Olympics tournament since women's football was introduced in 1996.
A tough opener for the favorites
It won’t be an easy opening match for the Americans, as Peter Gerhardsson’s squad didn’t concede in two friendly fixtures last month in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
Moreover, 12 of Sweden’s 22 women play club football at Champions League level, including their whole back three.
However, USA, the current world champions, are willing to get revenge after losing to Sweden at the quarter-final stage of Rio de Janeiro 2016 in what was USA's earliest ever exit at the Olympics.
The USWNT will call upon the services of experienced players such as Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Christen Press and Megan Rapinoe.
What time does Sweden vs USA kick off?
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games soccer match between Sweden and USA will kick off at the Ajinomoto Stadium, on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 4:30 am US (EDT) and 1:30 am US (PDT).
That’s 10:30 am CEST and 9:30 am UK time.
Find out what time Sweden vs USA starts if you’re elsewhere in the world.
How can I watch Sweden vs USA in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Sweden vs USA:
US: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBCOlympics.com, Telemundo, USA Network, NBC Sports App.
UK: EuroSport Player UK, BBC Red Button, discovery+.
Find out who is showing Sweden vs USA elsewhere in the world.
Sweden vs USA: live AS English coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of Sweden vs USA right here at AS English. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds.
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