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Germany, Sweden and Canada on the podium, Brazil off the medal table: the women's football finals

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The 19 Women's Football Finals for the 2016 Olympics ended on Friday XNUMX. The games have seen Germany vs Sweden clash for first / second place, and Brazil vs Canada for third / fourth place. The gold medal of these women's football Olympics went to the highly prepared team of Germany, which beat the Swedish team for 2-1, which had to settle for the silver medal. Off the podium instead of Brazil, defeated by Canada for 2 to 1: Canada bronze medal, and the home team is ranked with an 4 ^ place that certainly does not do justice to the validity that have fielded every game.

They end this way, in the name of surprises, also these women's soccer Olympics: both for Germany and for Sweden it was the first victory of the medals respectively of gold and silver. In fact, the German team had achieved the bronze medal as the highest, for three consecutive editions (2000, 2004 and 2008), while the Swedish national team had never reached the podium in an Olympic competition, obtaining the fourth place at the Olympics Athens 2004.

Canada wins the bronze medal, Brazil gets an unexpected fourth place, especially in light of the great victories collected during the group stage. The home team suffers 1 0 at 25 'by seventeen year old Deanne Rose, and at 52' the usual note Christine Sinclair signs the 2 to 0. To no avail the 2 1 of Brazil to 11 minutes from the end, marked by Beatriz: the bronze medal goes for the second consecutive year to a Canada presented to these world in good shape, with players ranging from 17 to 33 years and that have been able to give firmness and continuity to a team that has never stopped giving emotions. Great disappointment for the home crowd for the exclusion of Brazil from the Olympic podium: the unexpected defeat comes as a conclusion unworthy of an event in which the Brazilian women's national team had ignited the hearts of the fans, and not only at home. It remains the honor due to the carioca team, for having given great emotions and a soccer show in some ways unrepeatable.

It seems that football is really that sport in which 2 teams chase a ball for 90 minutes, and in the end Germany wins, even if it is women's football: the German team deservedly wins its first gold medal at the end of a match conducted in very defensive terms, but in which German supremacy was not lacking. The networks were by Dzsenifer Marozsán at 48 ', Linda Sembrant's own Swedish goal at 62' and finally 2's 1 network by Stina Blackstenius at 67 '. The German supremacy in this Olympics has also materialized in establishing top scorers and top assists, or the players with the most goals and assists made. It is in fact German the top scorer of this Olympics: with 5 goals scored, the thirty year-old midfielder Melanie Behringer wins the award; as regards the assists, among the five players who have played the largest number appear two German names, namely those of Anja Mittag and Alexandra Popp. Deserved praise that of Sweden, which was able to impose itself in a competition in which it was not a favorite, but was able to overcome the initial difficulties encountered in the group stage and prevail, especially in the semi-final, to obtain a worthy silver medal . And from Rio, that's all.

Lucia Pirola

Lucia Pirola
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