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US women to face Sweden in group stage in Olympic soccer

ZURICH (AP) – The United States will open the women’s Olympic soccer tournament on July 21 against Sweden, which beat the World Cup champion Americans in the quarterfinals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

On Wednesday, the two teams were drawn into Group G and will also play Australia and New Zealand at the Tokyo Games. The Oceania neighbors will also play on July 21, two days before the Olympics officially open.

Defending champion Germany did not qualify.

Host nation Japan was put into Group E with 2016 bronze medalist Canada, Britain, and Chile. The Netherlands, which reached the 2019 World Cup final, will face Brazil, China, and Zambia in Group F.

In the men’s tournament, Olympic champion Brazil will face silver medalist Germany in Group D on July 22, one day before the opening ceremony. The group also includes Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia. Japan’s men’s team was drawn into Group A with South Africa, Mexico, and France. At the same time, Spain will face Argentina, Australia, and Egypt in Group C. South Korea will take on New Zealand, Romania, and Honduras in Group B.

The men’s tournament is for under-23 players, but teams can select three overage players.

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