Olympic soccer standings 2021: Updated tables, scores, results from women's tournament

Written By Simon Borg
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The group stage of the 2021 Olympic women’s soccer tournament came to a close with eight teams surviving and advancing to the quarterfinals, keeping their dreams alive of winning a gold medal in Tokyo.

The 12 nations that started the tournament were split into three groups of four teams each, labeled Groups E-G to avoid confusion with the men’s tournament Groups A-D. The top two finishers automatically received a berth into the quarters and the two best third-place teams (Japan and Australia) joined them to round out the elite group of eight.

How the women’s Olympic soccer group stage works

The four opponents in each group faced off in a classic round-robin format over three matchdays: July 21, July 24 and July 27, with teams earning three points for a win, one for a draw and none in the case of a loss.

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At the end of the final matchday on July 27, the final standings determined each team’s fate. If teams were even on points, predetermined tiebreakers were used one-by-one until all ties were broken, as detailed in the official tournament rules:

  1. Superior goal difference in all group matches
  2. Most goals scored in all group matches
  3. Most points obtained in group matches between teams that are tied
  4. Superior goal difference in group matches between teams that are tied
  5. Most goals scored in all group matches between teams that are tied
  6. Best conduct score based on fewest cards received in all group matches
  7. Drawing of lots by FIFA

The two best third-place teams were determined based on the same tie-breaking mechanisms, though tiebreakers Nos. 3-5 didn’t apply for obvious reasons.

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Women's Olympic soccer standings & schedule

The group standings and knockout round schedule follow below:

[PTS=Points, GP=Games Played, W=Wins, L=Losses, D=Draws, GF=Goals For, GA=Goals Against (Conceded), GD=Goal Difference]

Group E standings

Team PTS GP W L D GF GA GD
1. Great Britain-X 7 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3
2. Canada-X 5 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1
3. Japan-X 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
4. Chile 0 3 0 3 0 1 5 -4

X = advances to quarterfinals

Group E schedule

Date Match  
Wed, July 21 Great Britain 2, Chile 0 Highlights
Wed, July 21 Japan 1, Canada 1 Highlights
Sat, July 24 Chile 1, Canada 2 Highilghts
Sat, July 24 Japan 0, Great Britain 1 Highlights
Tues, July 27 Chile 0, Japan 1 Highlights
Tues, July 27 Canada 1, Great Britain 1 Highlights

Group F standings

Team PTS GP W L D GF GA GD
1. Netherlands-X 7 3 2 0 1 21 8 +13
2. Brazil-X 7 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6
3. China 1 3 0 2 1 6 17 -11
4. Zambia 1 3 0 2 1 7 15 -8

X = advances to quarterfinals

Group F schedule

Date Match  
Wed, July 21 China 0, Brazil 5 Highlights
Wed, July 21 Zambia 3, Netherlands 10 Highlights
Sat, July 24 China 4, Zambia 4 Highlights
Sat, July 24 Netherlands 3, Brazil 3 Highlights
Tues, July 27 Netherlands 8, China 2 HIghlights
Tues, July 27 Brazil vs. Zambia Highlights

Group G standings

Team PTS GP W L D GF GA GD
1. Sweden-X 9 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7
2. USA-X 4 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2
3. Australia-X 4 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1
4. New Zealand 0 3 0 3 0 2 10 -8

X = advances to quarterfinals

Group G schedule

Date Match  
Wed, July 21 Sweden 3, USA 0 Highlights
Wed, July 21 Australia 2, New Zealand 1 Highlights
Sat, July 24 Sweden 4, Australia 2 Highlights
Sat, July 24 New Zealand 1, USA 6 Highlights
Tues, July 27 New Zealand 0, Sweden 2 Highlights
Tues, July 27 USA 0, Australia 0 Highlights

Quarterfinals

Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Fri, July 30 QF 1: Canada vs. Brazil 4 a.m. NBCSN, Telemundo fuboTV
Fri, July 30 QF 2: Great Britain vs. Australia 5 a.m. Universo fuboTV
Fri, July 30 QF 3: Sweden vs. Japan 6 a.m. NBCSN, Universo (delayed at 8 a.m.) fuboTV
Fri, July 30 QF 4: Netherlands vs. USA 7 a.m. NBCSN, Telemundo fuboTV

Semifinals

Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Mon, Aug. 2 Semifinal 1: QF 1 winner vs. QF 4 winner 4 a.m. USA Network fuboTV
Mon, Aug. 2 Semifinal 2: QF 2 winner vs. QF 3 winner 7 a.m. USA Network fuboTV

Bronze-medal match

Date Match Time TV channels Stream
Thurs, Aug. 5 Bronze: Semifinal losers 4 a.m. USA Network fuboTV

Gold-medal match

Date Match Time TV channels Stream
Thurs, Aug. 5 Gold/silver: Semifinal winners 10 p.m. USA Network fuboTV

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