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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:57:00 GMTThu, 18 Jul 2019 13:26:56 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - womensOlympicFootballTournament]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1563455859436<![CDATA[Netherlands and Sweden secure Tokyo tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2019/m=6/news=netherlands-and-sweden-secure-tokyo-tickets.htmlSat, 29 Jun 2019 16:54:00 GMT1563455859089<![CDATA[Lionesses secure Olympic spot for Great Britain]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2019/m=6/news=lionesses-secure-olympic-spot-for-great-britain.htmlFri, 28 Jun 2019 18:24:00 GMT1563455841101<![CDATA[Andressa: You win a medal and you go down in history]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2019/m=5/news=andressa-talks-maracana-memories-and-tokyo-medal-hopes-3025101.htmlWed, 15 May 2019 16:30:00 GMT1563455840210<![CDATA[Sawa-inspired Hasegawa keen to repay faith on global stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2019/m=5/news=sawa-inspired-hasegawa-keen-to-show-her-gratitude-on-global-stage.htmlSun, 05 May 2019 17:46:00 GMT1563455840135<![CDATA[The road to Tokyo]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2019/m=5/news=the-road-to-tokyo-3024135.htmlFri, 03 May 2019 16:48:00 GMT1563455840148<![CDATA[Seger: Olympic memories remain forever]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2019/m=5/news=seger-plotting-footballl-future-3024148.htmlSat, 04 May 2019 08:40:00 GMT1563455639368<![CDATA[Germany make history, hosts claim hearts]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-make-history-hosts-claim-hearts-2823368.html<p><strong>FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>reviews the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, where Germany claimed their first Olympic gold in a final that was contested between two European sides for the first time after hosts Brazil and holders USA failed to reach the Maracana.</p>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:13:19 GMT1563455639034<![CDATA[Neid: The crowning achievement of a glittering career]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=neid-the-crowning-achievement-of-a-glittering-career-2823034.html<span style="line-height: 107%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif;">Friday evening heralded the end of a remarkable era, as Silvia Neid oversaw her last match as Germany&rsquo;s head coach in the Women&rsquo;s Olympic Football Tournament final against Sweden. <strong>FIFA.com</strong> spoke with the outgoing boss after her team&rsquo;s triumph at Rio de Janeiro&rsquo;s Maracana stadium.</span> <div style="border: 0px solid red; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;" id="radePasteHelper"></div>Sat, 20 Aug 2016 03:38:00 GMT1563455639028<![CDATA[Silver just one stop on Sweden’s long road]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=silver-just-one-stop-on-sweden-s-long-road-2823028.html<p>Sweden coach Pia Sundhage and forward Stina Blackstenius spoke to&nbsp;<strong>FIFA.com </strong>​about the side's continuing journey&nbsp;after their 2-1 gold medal match defeat which saw them take silver at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.</p>Sat, 20 Aug 2016 03:14:00 GMT1563455639027<![CDATA[Germany and Canada don red to win medals]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-and-canada-don-red-to-win-medals-2823027.html<p>We review the final day of action at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 which saw Germany take gold, beating Sweden who claimed silver, while Canada claimed bronze after defeating hosts Brazil.</p>Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:29:00 GMT1563455638872<![CDATA[Gold for Germany as Neid finishes in style]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gold-for-germany-as-neid-finishes-in-style-2822872.html<p>Germany secured gold in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 with a 2-1 victory against Sweden at the Maracana.</p>Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:35:00 GMT1563455639004<![CDATA[Sinclair: I wasn’t leaving Brazil without a medal ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sinclair-i-wasn-t-leaving-brazil-without-a-medal-2823004.html<p><strong>FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>caught up with Canada star Christine Sinclair after her goal helped secure a bronze medal for the Canucks at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 in a 2-1 win over Brazil.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:25:00 GMT1563455638866<![CDATA[Canada defeat Brazil to win back-to-back Bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-defeat-brazil-to-win-back-to-back-bronze-2822866.html<p>Canada won their second consecutive bronze medal at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament after a 2-1 victory over hosts Brazil at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.</p>Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:31:00 GMT1563455638854<![CDATA[Asllani, standing tall for multicultural Sweden]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=asllani-standing-tall-for-multicultural-sweden-2822854.html<p>Kosovare Asllani is a massive role model among the large immigrant community in Sweden, particularly among those from Kosovo, where her parents hail from. <strong>FIFA.com</strong> caught up with her to hear her story ahead of the Olympic final.</p>Thu, 18 Aug 2016 23:20:31 GMT1563455638840<![CDATA[Fans' support buoys bronze-chasing Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fans-support-buoys-bronze-chasing-brazil-2822840.html<p>Brazil veteran Formiga tells <strong>FIFA.com</strong> why there are plenty of reasons for encouragement for the country's women despite falling short in their bid to claim gold.</p>Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:52:00 GMT1563455638782<![CDATA[Sweden and Germany going for gold]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sweden-and-germany-gunning-for-gold-2822782.htmlThe Germans are favourites, but Sweden have proved extremely resolute throughout Rio 2016. Canada, meanwhile, will be hoping to claim another bronze against hosts Brazil. <strong>FIFA.com</strong> previews the action.Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:30:20 GMT1563455638752<![CDATA[Star graduate Dabritz dazzling for Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=star-graduate-dabritz-dazzling-for-germany-2822752.html<p>&nbsp;</p> Sara Dabritz, who starred at both the FIFA U-17 and U-20 Women's World Cups - winning the latter - has been a key player in Germany's run to the Olympic final. She spoke to <strong>FIFA.com</strong> about the upcoming Maracana decider.Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:03:00 GMT1563455638730<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's medal matches]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-medal-matches-2822730.htmlThe match officials for the medal matches of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with Canadian referee Carol Anne Chenard taking charge of the final between Sweden and Germany at the Maracana.Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:38:00 GMT1563455638615<![CDATA[Wilkinson ready to bounce back with bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=wilkinson-ready-to-bounce-back-with-bronze-2822615.htmlAfter the delight of making it past France, Canada's team cut devastated figures as they recoiled from the loss to Germany, but Rhian Wilkinson says they have to bounce back to end their trip to Brazil with a medal round their necks.Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:56:01 GMT1563455638543<![CDATA[Lindahl: Penalties a lot of fun]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lindahl-penalties-a-lot-of-fun-2822543.html<p>Goalkeeper&nbsp;Hedvig Lindahl spoke to <strong>FIFA.com</strong> after another penalty shootout victory for Sweden took them through to the Oympic final at hosts Brazil's expense.</p>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 23:34:00 GMT1563455638536<![CDATA[Centurion Bartusiak eyes Maracana glory ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=centurion-bartusiak-eyes-maracana-glory-2822536.htmlSaskia Bartusiak won her 100<sup>th&nbsp;</sup>cap for Germany in the semi-final win over Canada. <strong>FIFA.com</strong> spoke to her about the significance of the victory and her road to Rio.Wed, 17 Aug 2016 01:23:45 GMT1563455638500<![CDATA[Déjà vu and payback as medal matches decided]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=deja-vu-and-payback-as-medal-matches-decided-2822500.html<p>The semi-finals of the Women&rsquo;s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 saw repeated fixtures from the group stages, and they threw up their fair share of d&eacute;j&agrave; vu and retribution as Sweden and Germany guaranteed themselves a medal by progressing to Friday&rsquo;s final.</p>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 22:03:00 GMT1563455638396<![CDATA[Germany outwit Canada to reach final]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-outwit-canada-to-reach-final-2822396.html<p>Germany advanced to the Women's Olympic&nbsp;Football Tournament Rio 2016 gold medal match after a 2-0 victory over Canada in the semi-finals at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.</p>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:58:00 GMT1563455638390<![CDATA[Swedes hold nerve to end hosts' golden dream]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=swedes-hold-nerve-to-end-hosts-golden-dream-2822390.html<p>Sweden progressed to the final of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, guaranteeing themselves a medal in the process, by seeing off hosts Brazil 4-3 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes at the Maracana.</p>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:49:00 GMT1563455638373<![CDATA[Lawrence & Buchanan's bond boosting Canucks]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lawrence-buchanan-s-bond-boosting-canucks-2822373.htmlAshley Lawrence and Kadeisha Buchanan, Canada's 20-year-old defenders, speak about their on-field relationship and off-field friendship, and look ahead to the Olympic semi-final against Germany.Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:04:15 GMT1563455638370<![CDATA[Behringer: Germany must be much more aggressive]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=behringer-germany-must-be-much-more-aggressive-2822370.htmlGermany midfielder Melanie Behringer speaks about her impressive goalscoring form at Rio 2016 and explains why losing to Canada in the group stage will help Germany in the teams' semi-final rematch.Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:46:00 GMT1563455638275<![CDATA[Familiar feel as women vie for final berths]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=familiar-feel-as-women-vie-for-final-berths-2822275.html<p>There is an air of d&eacute;j&agrave; vu about the semi-finals of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, as both ties are rematches of fixtures that took place during the group stage: Brazil-Sweden and Canada-Germany.&nbsp;<strong>FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>previews the action.</p>Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:11:37 GMT1563455638126<![CDATA[Canada’s Schmidt as good as her word]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-s-schmidt-as-good-as-her-word-2822126.html<p>Sophie Schmidt had a strong premonition that she would be on the scoresheet in Canada's quarter-final clash at Rio 2016, and, as she told&nbsp;<strong>FIFA.com</strong>, the reality was even better than she could have expected.</p>Sat, 13 Aug 2016 16:36:53 GMT1563455638137<![CDATA[Brazil’s Alves making heads roll]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-alves-making-heads-roll-2822137.htmlWhile a ball was the only toy she wanted as a child, Andressa Alves is now seeing the fruits of a lifelong passion as the Maracana awaits for the Brazil winger in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament semi-final.Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:57:00 GMT1563455638160<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's semi-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-semi-finals-2822160.htmlThe match officials for the semi-finals of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with Mexican referee Lucila Venegas taking charge of Brazil's final four clash against Sweden.Sun, 14 Aug 2016 14:22:00 GMT1563455638124<![CDATA[Classy Cadamuro bids football farewell]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=classy-cadamuro-bids-football-farewell-2822124.htmlAfter delighting fans of <em>Les Bleues</em> for over a decade, Louisa Cadamuro - better and formerly known as Lousia Necib - has hung up her boots after France bowed out of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:52:50 GMT1563455637909<![CDATA[Mittag: Luck was on our side]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=mittag-luck-was-on-our-side-2821909.html<p>Germany had to work hard for 90 minutes to secure their 1-0 win over China PR, and Anja Mittag knows it. The striker reserved special praise for goalscorer Melanie Behringer after the match before looking ahead to the semi-final against Canada.</p>Sat, 13 Aug 2016 00:08:18 GMT1563455637888<![CDATA[Sweden marching to the same beat into the semis]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sweden-marching-to-the-same-beat-into-the-semis-2821888.html<p>Sweden coach Pia Sundhage, captain Caroline Seger and goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl all caught up with&nbsp;<strong>​FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>​after their historic victory over USA in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 quarter-final.</p>Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:15:00 GMT1563455637887<![CDATA[Numbers game sees USA out, Brazil through]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=numbers-game-sees-usa-out-brazil-through-2821887.html<p>We review the seventh matchday of the Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016, which saw the women's semi-finalists decided on a day of drama in which lucky number seven and the unfortunate number 13 played a part in the holders' exit.</p>Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:13:00 GMT1563455637728<![CDATA[Hosts progress after dramatic penalty shoot-out]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=hosts-progress-after-dramatic-penalty-shoot-out-2821728.html<p>Brazil advanced to the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 semi-finals following a dramatic 7-6 penalty shoot-out win over Australia after the match ended goalless after 120 minutes.</p>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:04:00 GMT1563455637723<![CDATA[Schmidt sends Canucks into semis]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=schmidt-sends-canucks-into-semis-2821723.htmlCanada progressed to the semi-final of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 with a 1-0 victory over France in Sao Paulo courtesy of Sophie Schmidt's second half strike.&nbsp;Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:02:00 GMT1563455637717<![CDATA[Behringer brilliance sees Germany through]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=behringer-brilliance-sees-germany-through-2821717.html<p>Germany progressed to the semi-finals of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament with a tight 1-0 win against China PR in Salvador which required a moment of brilliance from Melanie Behringer to seal the tie, with Wang Shuang missing a late penalty which would have sent the tie to extra time.</p>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:00:00 GMT1563455637711<![CDATA[Sweden advance on penalties to shock USA]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sweden-advance-on-penalties-to-shock-usa-2821711.html<p>Sweden shocked four-time gold medallists USA by winning 4-3 on penalties after their quarter-final match finished 1-1 after extra time to advance to the Women's Football Tournament Rio 2016 semi-finals.</p>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:56:00 GMT1563455637673<![CDATA[Gu Yasha: I want to make medal dream come true]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gu-yasha-i-want-to-make-medal-dream-come-true-2821673.htmlChina PR's Gu Yasha speaks to <strong>FIFA.com</strong> about being coaxed into football and her development in the years since, while Bruno Bini reflects on the two-footed attacker's importance to his team's cause.Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:04:26 GMT1563455637669<![CDATA[Kellond-Knight's creativity versus Brazil's desire for revenge]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=kellond-knight-s-creativity-versus-brazil-s-desire-for-revenge-2821669.html<p>We talk with Australia's creator-in-chief Elise Kellond-Knight, who discusses how the Matildas how faired so far at the Women's Olympic Football Tournment, talks honing her trade in Germany and looks ahead to taking on the Rio 2016 hosts. </p>Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:01:00 GMT1563455637660<![CDATA[Islacker: More to come from me and Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=islacker-more-to-come-from-me-and-germany-2821660.html<strong>FIFA.com </strong>hears from Mandy Islacker, the Germany striker who forced her way into the Olympic squad and is now hoping to help fire Silvia Neid's team past China PR and into the semi-finals.Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:10:00 GMT1563455637574<![CDATA[Canada stand out as favourites march on]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-stand-out-as-favourites-march-on-2821574.htmlJohn Herdman's side are the only team with a 100 per cent winning record as the women go for gold at Rio 2016. Can Brazil or USA stop them - and will perennial European powerhouses Germany click into gear?Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:32:00 GMT1563455637426<![CDATA[Familiar foes seek knockout revenge ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=familiar-foes-seek-knockout-revenge-2821426.html<p>The group stage of the Women&rsquo;s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 ultimately saw the expected heavyweights progress to the last eight, but with some surprise results throughout.</p>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:59:00 GMT1563455637481<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's quarter-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-quarter-finals-2821481.html<p>The match officials for the quarter-finals in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with New Zealander Anna-Marie Keighley taking charge of USA's last eight clash.</p>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:50:00 GMT1563455636971<![CDATA[Canada shock Germany as last eight confirmed]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-shock-germany-as-last-eight-confirmed-2820971.htmlAfter a final round of group games brimming with suspense and action, the quarter-final line-up of the Women&rsquo;s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 is now set: Canada-France, USA-Sweden, China PR-Germany and Brazil-Australia.Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:54:18 GMT1563455636737<![CDATA[Valiant South Africa hold hosts Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=valiant-south-africa-hold-hosts-brazil-2820737.htmlSouth Africa put in a brave defensive performance and held hosts Brazil to a goalless draw in the last match in Group E at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:42:00 GMT1563455636742<![CDATA[Stalemate sees China PR, Sweden progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=stalemate-sees-china-pr-sweden-progress-2820742.htmlChina PR and Sweden played out a tense goalless draw in Brasilia, which saw both sides reach the quarter-finals of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016.&nbsp;Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:45:00 GMT1563455636732<![CDATA[Spirited Colombia frustrate holders USA]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=spirited-colombia-frustrate-holders-usa-2820732.htmlCarolina Usme scored two free-kicks as a spirited&nbsp;Colombia&nbsp;side&nbsp;managed&nbsp;a 2-2 draw against holders&nbsp;USA&nbsp;in Group G at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus.Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:37:00 GMT1563455636726<![CDATA[France defeat New Zealand to reach last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=france-defeat-ferns-to-reach-last-eight-2820726.htmlFrance booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament with a straightforward 3-0 victory over New Zealand at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:33:00 GMT