Tokyo Olympics – Preview: China PR geared up for Netherlands showdown
Yokohama: China PR will be aiming for an upset when they face the Netherlands in their final Group F fixture of the Tokyo Olympics Women's Football tournament at the International Stadium Yokohama on Tuesday.
Jia Xiuquan’s Steel Roses are third in the standings with one point, ahead of Zambia on goal difference and are still in the running for a chance to qualify for a place in the quarter-finals as one of the two best third-placed teams.
China PR started their campaign with a 5-0 defeat against Brazil and then played to a thrilling 4-4 draw against Zambia, meaning only a win against the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup runners-up will give them a chance of advancing to the Tokyo 2020 knockout stage.
Tokyo Olympics - Preview: No room for error against Chile as Japan bid to keep dream alive
Rifu: It’s do-or-die for Japan when they face Chile in their final Group E tie of the Tokyo Olympics Women’s Football tournament on Tuesday.
Japan are third in the standings with one point from their group opener draw against Canada, while Great Britain are top with six points with Canada on four. Chile sit last after two successive defeats.
The Nadeshiko must win against the South Americans at the Miyagi Stadium if they are to stand a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals as either the group runners-up, should Britain beat Canada, or as one of the two best third-placed teams.
Tokyo Olympics – Preview: Australia will not hold back against United States, vows Gustavsson
Ibaraki: Australia will not be afraid to attack in their potentially make-or-break Tokyo Olympics Women’s Football clash against world number one United States on Tuesday, according to head coach Tony Gustavsson.
A win in the match will guarantee the Matildas a place in the last eight, while a draw or defeat will have them sweating on whether or not they advance as one of the top two third-placed teams, which would be determined by outcomes in other venues throughout Japan.
Tokyo Olympics: Kim Hak-bum hails Korea Republic's impressive response
Tokyo: After a shock defeat in their opener against New Zealand, Korea Republic coach Kim Hak-bum praised his players' response after a comprehensive 4-0 win over Romania on Sunday.
A Lee Kang-in brace, a deflected strike from Lee Dong-gyeong and a Marius Marin own goal at Kashima Soccer Stadium ensured Kim's charges will go into the final round of Group B fixtures needing just a point to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Having lost 1-0 to New Zealand in their Matchday One tie last Thursday, Korea Republic had been up against it ahead of the tie against the Europeans but their win now puts a different spin on the final round's permutations.
Tokyo Olympics: Yoshida shifts focus to France as Japan aim to book quarter-final spot in style
Saitama: No sooner had Japan notched up a second successive win at the Tokyo Olympics Men's Football tournament than captain Maya Yoshida was switching his focus to his side’s final Group A game against France in Yokohama on Wednesday.
Takefusa Kubo and Ritsu Doan scored in the first 11 minutes to send Japan on their way to a 2-1 win over Mexico at Saitama Stadium that gives Hajime Moriyasu’s side six points from their first two games having already defeated South Africa.
Tokyo Olympics: “Qualification is in our hands” says Australia’s Arnold despite Spain defeat
Sapporo: Graham Arnold remains confident that his Australian side will advance to the Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football quarter-finals despite falling to a late 1-0 defeat against Spain on Sunday.
With a primarily domestic-based line-up, the Olyroos ceded possession and created few chances, but kept a team which featured several starters from the Spanish senior side which reached the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-finals scoreless until Mikel Oyarzabal netted a decisive 80th-minute header.
Phoenix: Qatar have made the semi-finals of the Gold Cup at the first time of trying but it isn't, as far as head coach Felix Sanchez is concerned, a case of target achieved.
Although the reigning AFC Asian Cup champions are competing in the 2021 Gold Cup on an invitational basis, Sanchez said their aim in the competition is the same as it is for other tournaments – to do their best.