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Sweden carries the Bayern Munich torch into semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics

Two Bayern Munich players are set for the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Sweden v Japan: Women’s Football Quarterfinal - Olympics: Day 7 Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Bayern Munich will be represented by Sweden in the semifinals of the women’s football tournament at the Tokyo Olympics.

Hanna Glas and Sofia Jakobsson both started — Glas went the distance while Jakobsson came off in stoppage time — and helped Sweden to a 3-1 win over Saki Kumagai and Japan. So far after four matches, Sweden is steamrolling the competition, winning every game by at least two goals.

In the other match featuring a Bayern player, Lineth Beerensteyn and the Netherlands were knocked out on penalties after a 2-2 draw with the United States. Beerensteyn was an instant impact off the bench and even drew a penalty in the second half. Unfortunately for the Dutch, Lieke Martens missed the spot kick.

Elsewhere, Canada edged Brazil on penalties after a scoreless draw, and Australia scored twice in extra time and held on to a 4-3 win over Great Britain.

Group G was thought of as the Group of Death before the tournament, and it’s done nothing but prove everyone right with the amount of talent that was in it. The three teams that advanced out of the group have all qualified for the semifinals, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see an all-Group G Final.

The semifinals will be played on Monday, August 2.


United States vs. Canada

Australia vs. Sweden

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