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Marta accepting of loss, rooting for Sweden for gold

Marta accepting of loss, rooting for Sweden for gold

The Equalizer Staff August 17, 2016 52

Brazil will be playing on Friday, but not for the medal the team hoped for. Instead, Marta & Co. will take on Canada in the bronze-medal match after the Rio 2016 Olympic host fell

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Sweden into Rio final with shootout win over Brazil

Sweden into Rio final with shootout win over Brazil

The Equalizer Staff August 16, 2016 130

Sweden played Rio 2016 Olympic host Brazil to a 0-0 draw through 120 minutes on Tuesday in the semifinal of the women’s soccer tournament and advanced to the match by winning a penalty-kick shootout

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Brazil through to medal round on PKs over Aussies

Brazil through to medal round on PKs over Aussies

Dan Lauletta August 12, 2016 49

Host Brazil survived a tense, scoreless draw and advanced to the semifinals after a gripping penalty shootout against Australia. The two-time silver medalists will meet Sweden on Tuesday afternoon at the Maracana after the

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Recapping Brazil’s march through Group E

Recapping Brazil’s march through Group E

Alondra Hernandez August 10, 2016 9

Home team Brazil went into their final group match of the 2016 Olympics with very little pressure to win, if any at all, as a draw would have given them a top finish in

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Olympic quarterfinals schedule: Grudge matches galore

Olympic quarterfinals schedule: Grudge matches galore

The Equalizer Staff August 10, 2016 34

Friday’s women’s soccer Olympic quarterfinals are set following the conclusion of group play on Tuesday, and the last eight includes a few scintillating rematches from recent major tournaments. The U.S. won Group G and

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Brazil wins Group E after scoreless draw

Brazil wins Group E after scoreless draw

The Equalizer Staff August 9, 2016 5

Brazil was held to a scoreless draw by a tenacious South Africa side late Tuesday but comfortably won Group E and will face Australia in Friday’s quarterfinal. The Brazilians were eliminated from last summer’s

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Olympic Day 3 Preview: Will Rapinoe play?

Olympic Day 3 Preview: Will Rapinoe play?

Jennifer Gordon August 9, 2016 494

One last round of games remain before four teams pack their bags and depart Brazil empty-handed. Here’s a quick look at today’s games and some of the storylines to follow. Group E In Group

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Cristiane sets Olympic record as Brazil smashes Sweden

Cristiane sets Olympic record as Brazil smashes Sweden

The Equalizer Staff August 7, 2016 53

Saturday’s result at the Olympic Stadium in Rio likely said more about Sweden than it did about Brazil. But, oh, what it could mean for the host country. Marta & Co. electrified a partisan,

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A look back at the Olympic openers

A look back at the Olympic openers

Jennifer Gordon August 4, 2016 29

Match Day 1 of the Olympic soccer tournament is in the books. Here is a quick look back. Group E Before kickoff yesterday, perhaps the biggest question in Group E was how hosts Brazil

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Brazil cruises past China in Rio Olympic opener

Brazil cruises past China in Rio Olympic opener

The Equalizer Staff August 3, 2016 16

Goals from Monica, Andressa Alves and Cristiane lifted host Brazil to a 3-0 victory over China on Wednesday, the opening day of the Rio 2016 Olympics women’s soccer competition. The first two goals could not

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