Sweden and Canada both came up just short of standing atop the podium at the end of the women’s soccer tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The Swedes lost to Germany in the final and took home the silver, while the Canadians lost in the semifinals and had to settle for third place after beating Brazil in the bronze medal match.
This year, one of those two countries will be winning the gold, something that neither nation has done since women’s soccer was added to the Games schedule in 1996.
The gold medal match between Sweden and Canada will take place Friday in Tokyo (airing live Thursday night in the Eastern Time Zone and West). Both teams have an impressive showings since arriving at the Olympics, but only one will finish atop the podium.
Sweden had never medaled in women’s soccer before 2016, while Canada has earned the bronze in each of the past two Games, meaning it will end up with its best all-time finish this year regardless of the result.
Here’s everything else you need to know heading into the gold medal game.
Women’s Soccer Gold Medal Game Viewing Info
Date: Friday, August 6
Start Time: 8 a.m. ET
Live Stream: NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports app
To Win Gold Medal: Sweden -250 (bet $250 to win $100); Canada +200 (bet $100 to win $200)
90-Minute Money Line: Sweden +100; Canada +360; Draw +215