Finally, the Olympic Games group stage for women's football has finished. Eight teams have advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament, and four big matches await us. One of these will be Canada vs. Brazil. Both teams have done everything perfectly in the group stage. Canada finished second in the group stage with 5 points, one win, and two draws. In the group stage, we saw Canada as a defensive team against big clubs like Japan and Great Britain. Their win against Chile secured them a ticket to the next round.
On the other side, Brazil has been a "Machine Goal" until now, scoring nine goals in three matches. Their big test was against the Netherlands, where they took a point in a dramatic game, 3-3. Brazil finished second in the group with 7 points, scoring nine goals and conceding three. Now the big moment has come. On Friday, one of these teams will advance to the next round, and the other will turn back home.
Head to head matches
Brazil have faced Canada 22 times until now. Brazil have won eight games, lost ten and 4 games ended in draws. If we analyze the last six matches between these two teams, we can see perfect balance, two wins for Canada, two wins for Brazil, and two draws. The last match between them was a friendly match on 14/06/2021 and the game finished 0-0. Canada come to this match without losing in their last seven games. And Brazil haven't lost in their last six games.
Fortunately, both teams come to this match without injuries. All the players are fully fit to play in this match. The Canada team will be led by captain Christine Sinclair, who rested in the last group game ahead of the knockout stage but is returning to the squad on Friday. Buchanan has been decisive so far for Canada, and she will lead the defense in the quarterfinals. Brazil's forwarder Marta has scored 112 goals for her country (13 at the Olympic Games) will lead the Brazil offense. Rafaelle has been a key component of the Brazilian defense in all three matches so far, collecting two clean sheets.
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Both teams have done everything perfectly without losing a game so far. Now they face each other in a very difficult match. We can see a slight advantage for Brazil on paper, but it will be a very tight match. Both teams have very experienced players who can make a difference in the match. Bookmakers see Brazil as the favorite team to advance to the next round. 2.00 odds for Brazil to win this match, and 4.2 for Canada. A draw has 3.5 odds. We invite everyone to watch this match Livestream on Discovery + channel and check the odds on betting sites like Bet365, William Hill, and 1xBet.
- Date: July 30, 2021
- Time: 10:00 PM (CET)
- Venue: Miyagi Stadium (Miyagi)