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Rio Olympics: Football | Defending champions US knocked out of women’s football

Rio Olympics: Football | Defending champions US knocked out of women’s football

Women’s football world champions the United States’ bid for a fourth consecutive gold medal was ended by a shock 4-3 defeat on penalties to Sweden in Brasilia on Friday.

Defeat is the Americans’ first in 15 games at the Olympics and only their third ever in Games history having won four golds and a silver since women’s football was introduced to the Olympic programme.




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