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What time do the Matildas play Sweden tonight in the Tokyo Olympics women's football semi-final?

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2nd August, 2021
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Australia’s Matildas Olympic football team will play Sweden in a semi-final on Monday night with victory securing them at least a silver medal later this week.


The Matildas lost to Sweden 4-2 during the group stages in a thrilling match where Australian striker Sam Kerr missed a couple of big chances including a penalty.

But Australia managed to get through the group behind Sweden and the United States in third before beating Great Britain 4-3 after extra time in an epic quarterfinal clash where Kerr and goalkeeper Teagan Micah were the heroes.

Defeat against Sweden, the form team of the tournament, would still give Australia a chance of bronze in a third placed play off.

There have been doubts over Kerr’s fitness for the game and she appeared to be carrying an injury in the game against Sweden but the Australia coach Tony Gustavsson has been keeping his cards close to his chest.

What time are the Matildas playing tonight?
The Australians are scheduled to take on Sweden at 8pm local time in Yokohama, which means the game kicks off at 9pm AEST, or 7pm AWST.

How to watch the Australian Matildas vs Sweden?
Both Channel 7 and 7plus have exclusive rights to the Olympics coverage and, therefore, they are the only places you can legally watch the Games.

As it currently stands, Channel 7 advertises that Matildas vs Sweden will be broadcast on their main channel and 7two. The Great Britain match was on their main free-to-air channel, which is 70 in metro areas, and garnered more than 2 million viewers.


If you’d prefer to have more control and live stream the Matildas game, you can watch Australia on 7plus for free online. 7plus offers an app for android and mac devices by downloading through the appropriate app store but can also be accessed directly online. Most smart TVs also allow you to reach the Olympic streaming service by searching for 7plus on your TV’s app page.

Game information
Kick-off: 9pm (AEST)
Venue: International Stadium Yokohama
TV: Channel Seven, 7two
Online: 7plus