Well, here we are: the final match of the women's soccer competition at the Rio 2016 Olympics. We thought the USWNT would be playing in this game, but their quarterfinal exit at the hands (feet? sorry) of Sweden means that Pia Sundhage's side is the one competing for gold today.
They're coming up against Germany, arguably the favorites although their tournament hasn't been especially stellar. Sweden, defensively-minded if offensively sprase, have more than a chance to emerge the victors after 90 minutes, or 120, or penalties.
Ready to see how they'll line up on the podium after it all? Let's watch some gold medal soccer.
Germany and Sweden Starting XIs:
We'll update this space when lineups are released.
#GerWNT starting 11 | #Rio2016 #Football #Final #GER pic.twitter.com/j1QHAHLJU7— FBL News (@NewsFBL) August 19, 2016
#SWE XI v #GER: Lindahl, Samuelsson, Fischer, Sembrant, Rubensson, Dahlkvist, Seger, Schough, Asllani, Jakobsson, Schelin. #Rio2016— Women's Soccer Zone (@Wosozone) August 19, 2016
Match previews: Our B&RU preview is right here. FourFourTwo has outlined three talking points for this game, and The Equalizer discusses why you can dislike Sweden's tactics but gotta respect 'em.
What are you drinking? I'm going to be out celebrating my mom's birthday, so I have no idea what I will be drinking. BUT I encourage all of you to drink something German, because I am totally biased and rooting for them today.
Prediction: You had a good run, Sweden, but it's not enough to take home gold. Germany will win this one—deservedly and solidly, 2-0.
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