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Rio Wrap-Up: Sweden Ousts the U.S., Brazil, Canada, and Germany into Semis

The quarterfinals are done and four teams are through to the semifinals of the women’s Rio 2016 Olympic soccer tournament. Here’s a recap of the day with match reports, stats, and everything else that went down in Rio.

Extra Time

My cold, black heart was warmed a touch when I saw this. Christen Press missed a penalty kick and fans sent her pictures of dogs to cheer her up. It is awesome and good, and absolutely a good way to spend time online.

Lisa De Vanna vs. Water Bottle
Speaks for itself. And I think I need better teammates because mine would have left me to die of thirst.

Match Recaps

Sweden Ousts U.S. in Rio 2016 Quarterfinals
Again, for Sweden it wasn’t pretty but they’re headed to Rio and the U.S. isn’t.

Brazil Outlasts Australia in Penalties
Second penalty shootout in women’s Olympic soccer history and it’s Brazil through to the semifinals.

Behringer’s Goal Sends Germany to the Semifinals
It was a rocket in an otherwise meh match.

Canada Heads to Semis with a 1-0 Win over France
Man, Canada brings it for the Olympic tournament, and I’m loving it.

The Day in Numbers

Total Goals: 4 in regular time
Yellow Cards: 16
Red Cards: 1 – Wang Shanshan
Penalty Kick Shootouts: 2

Up Next: Semifinals

Tuesday, August 16:

Semifinal #1
Brazil vs. Sweden in Rio de Janeiro

Semifinal # 2
Canada vs. Germany in Belo Horizonte