A roundup of all the day’s action from the 2016 Olympics in Brazil…
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USA 2-2 Colombia — FULL RECAP
Crystal Dunn and Mallory Pugh scored to continue their scintillating 2016 campaigns, but a pair of Hope Solo gaffes cost the U.S. women’s national team dearly. Catalina Usme beat the USWNT goalkeeper with a pair of free kicks — the first one resulting in a shocking howler — to give Colombia their first-ever goals against the American women, and a famous result.
The draw was enough to finish atop Group G, but there’s no doubt more questions regarding the USWNT exist today than did so yesterday. Jill Ellis’s side will face Sweden and former USWNT head coach Pia Sundhage in the quarterfinals on Friday. Elsewhere in Group G, France beat New Zealand, 3-0, to finish second in the group.
Germany 1-2 Canada
Canada upset the highly-ranked Germany with thanks to a Melissa Tancredi brace either side of halftime. The result sees John Herdman’s side finish top of Group F, which means a quarterfinals meeting with France on Friday. Elsewhere in Group F, Australia thumped Zimbabwe, 6-1, to advance as one of two best-place third-place teams.
South Africa 0-0 Brazil
All Brazil needed to finish top of Group E was a draw against South Africa, and that’s what they got Tuesday night in Manaus. The other group-stage finale, between Sweden and China, ended scoreless in Brasilia. As such, China finish second in the group with Sweden third, both on four points. Sweden advances to the knockout stage as one of two best-place third-place teams.
USA vs. Sweden — Friday, noon ET
China vs. Germany — Friday, 3 p.m. ET
Canada vs. France — Friday, 6 p.m. ET
Brazil vs. Australia — Friday, 9 p.m. ET