Canada vs. Sweden: Tokyo Olympic Soccer Gold Medal Match Time, How to Watch on TV, Stream

A first-time Olympic champion will be crowned in women's soccer at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics when Canada takes on Sweden in the gold medal match at the National Stadium.

The Canadians won back-to-back bronze medals at the London Olympics in 2012 and in Rio de Janeiro four years later, when Sweden finished runners-up to Germany.

Both teams won their semifinals by the slimmest of margins, with Sweden scraping past Australia courtesy of Fridolina Rolfö's goal, while Jessie Fleming's penalty secured a 1-0 over the U.S. Women's National Team and catapulted Canada to its first women's soccer Olympic final.

After finishing second in Group E behind Great Britain with five points from three games, Canada, the No. 8-ranked team in the word, needed a penalty shootout to get past Brazil in the quarterfinals before prevailing over the USWNT.

The Canadians are only the third team in the history of women's soccer at the Olympics to win a medal at three consecutive Games after the USWNT and Germany pulled off the feat between 1996 and 2012 and 2000 and 2008 respectively.

Turning bronze into gold, however, won't be an easy task against the team that eliminated Canada in the Round of 16 of the 2019 FIFA World Cup.

Sweden, the world No. 5, thrashed the Americans 3-0 in its opening game, before defeating Australia and New Zealand to top Group G and then breezed past host Japan 3-1 in the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, the International Olympic Committee has agreed to postpone the kickoff time and switch the game to a different venue to avoid Tokyo's oppressing heat.

The gold medal match was scheduled to start at 11 a.m. local time on Friday (10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT on Thursday night), but the two teams asked for the game to be postponed.

The game will now kick off at 9 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET, 5 a.m. PT) and will be played in Yokohama instead of Tokyo, as the delayed kickoff would have clashed it with the track and field program.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the gold medal match.

Canada and Sweden Tokyo Olympics
Jessie Fleming of Canada (L) celebrates her goal during the semifinal against the USWNT at Kashima Soccer Stadium on August 2 in Kashima, Japan. Sweden forward Stina Blackstenius runs with the ball during the semifinal match between Australia and Sweden on Day 10 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at International Stadium Yokohama on August 2 in Yokohama, Japan. Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Koki Nagahama/Getty Images

When Is Canada vs. Sweden?

The USWNT faces the Netherlands at 9 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET, 5 a.m. PT) on Friday, August 6. The game was originally scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m. local time, but was rescheduled due to concern over heat concerns.

Where Is the Canada vs. Sweden match?

The gold medal match will be played at the International Stadium in Yokohama, approximately 20 miles south of Tokyo.

The home stadium of J League's powerhouse Yokohama Marinos, the venue hosted four games during the 2002 World Cup, including the final, as well as the final of the 2021 Confederations Cup.

The game was originally scheduled to be played at the National Stadium in Tokyo, but the IOC's decision to postpone the game forced them to switch venue.

How to Watch Canada vs. Sweden on TV and Online

The game will be broadcast live on USA Network, while Telemundo will carry the game with Spanish commentary.

A live stream of the game will be available via NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, the NBC Sports app and the Telemundo Deportes app as well as via streaming service fuboTV.

Canada vs. Sweden Odds

Bookmakers expect Sweden to take home the gold. According to DraftKings, the Scandinavians are 10-11 favorite to win in 90 minutes, with Canada a 4-1 outsider and the draw at 2-1.