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USA favorites fell for the gold medal by the side of the Olympic Women’s Soccer Tournament in the semi-finals. Vlatko Andonovsky’s team lost 1-0 to Canada after they conceded a penalty kick.
As in the whole tournament, the Americans did not find their usual return. Bugs and coordination problems shaped the game. To make matters worse, goalkeeper Alyssa Naher – who was still the famous quintet champion in the quarter-final against the Netherlands – was eliminated after about half an hour due to injury.
Again there is no gold
Substitute goalkeeper Adriana Franch could have been a great figure in the 74th minute. But Canadian striker Jesse Fleming scored a penalty with confidence.
Thus, the United States missed a fourth Olympic gold medal since 2004. In 2016 in Rio de Janeiro winning the title was not enough. At that time, the world champion lost to Sweden in the quarter-finals.
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