RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Few people know the U.S. women’s soccer team like former coach Pia Sundhage — but that’s not always a good thing for the Americans.
The U.S. women face Sweden on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics soccer tournament — and that means a reunion with Sundhage, who now coaches the Swedish women. Sundhage had led the Americans to Olympic gold in both Beijing and London.
The Brazilian women, meanwhile, have an entire nation of 209 million people rooting for them when they meet Australia on Friday.
Led by standout striker Marta, the Brazilians will surely be eager for revenge, since Australia knocked them out of the Women’s World Cup last year.
In other women’s Olympic soccer matches, China takes on Germany and Canada goes up against France.
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