The men’s and women’s soccer tournaments came to a close with Canada (women) and Brazil (men) earning gold medals. It was Brazil’s second straight gold on the men’s side, while for Canada’s women’s program it was the first-ever gold and first major tournament victory.
In the women’s tournament, Canada shocked Sweden in a penalty-kick shootout to win the gold medal, while the USA finished strong and claimed the bronze against Australia in a wild 4-3 game.
The men’s gold-medal match was close to needing a penalty-kick shootout, but Brazil scored a winner deep into extra time to beat Spain 2-1. Mexico handled host Japan, 3-1 to claim the bronze.
Men’s Olympic Soccer Tournament
Malcom scored the extra-time game-winner on a counterattack as Brazil beat Spain for the gold. It was the Brazilians who opened the scoring just before halftime through Matheus Cunha, but a fantastic second-half strike from Spain’s Mikel Oyarzabal tied the score and the game went to extra time.
Mexico played a sensational match against Japan to claim bronze and gain revenge for a 2-1 loss to Japan in the group stage.
Friday, August 6 (Bronze)
Saturday, August 7 (Gold / Silver)
|Brazil 2, Spain 1 (a.e.t.)||Highlights|
Women’s Olympic Soccer Tournament
After knocking off pre-tournament favorites USA in the semis, No. 8-ranked Canada finished the job and took home the gold medal against favorite and No. 5-ranked Sweden in a penalty-kick shootout after a 1-1 draw. It was the first gold medal for Canada and its first title in any major women’s soccer tournament. It was silver once again for Sweden, which finished as runner-up to Germany in 2016.
The USA won its first women’s soccer bronze medal by beating Australia 4-3 behind two goals each from Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd, who may have played the final Olympic match of their career.
Thursday, Aug. 5 (Bronze)
Friday, Aug. 6 (Gold / Silver)
|Canada 1, Sweden 1 (3-2 on PKs)||Highlights|
How to watch Olympic soccer in USA & Canada
- TV channels (USA): NBCSN, USA Network, Olympic Channel
- Spanish-language TV (USA): Telemundo, Universo
- Streams (USA): fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app, Telemundo Deportes app, TelemundoDeportes.com
- TV channels (Canada): CBC, TSN, Sportsnet
- Spanish-language TV (Canada): Telelatino (TLN)
- Streams (Canada): CBC Gem, CBC.ca, CBC Olympics app
USA: TV coverage of select matches from both the men’s and women’s soccer tournaments was carried by five channels from the NBC family of networks, in English and Spanish. Every soccer match from both events was streamed on NBCOlympics.com (English), TelemundoDeportes.com (Spanish), the NBC Sports app and Telemundo Deportes app with user authentication (verification of cable/satellite subscription).
The NBC and Telemundo families of TV networks were also available on fuboTV (free 7-day trial) : NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC, Olympic Channel, Golf Channel, Telemundo and Universo.
Canada: Coverage of the Olympics in Canada was offered by CBC and its partners TSN and Sportsnet via a multitude of platforms. Olympic events were streamed for free via the CBC Gem streaming service, CBC’s dedicated Tokyo 2020 website , and the CBC Olympics app. Specifically for soccer, Telelatino (TLN) carried men’s and women’s football coverage and daily recaps.