Australia 3-4 United States: Team USA take the bronze after Carli Lloyd’s brace proves too much for late comeback
United States have taken the bronze medal in the women’s football at the Tokyo Olympics after a pulsating game in the third-place match which saw several star names on the scoresheet.
A back-and-forth encounter saw seven goals and a late flurry from the Matildas in search of a stoppage-time equaliser, but Team USA emerged victorious with a 4-3 scoreline.
Carli Lloyd then struck either side of the break to put USA well in control, before Caitlin Foord put Australia back in the match and Emily Gielnik’s brilliant late strike from range made it a tight finish – but the United States held on for the medal, despite a late injury to Alex Morgan.
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