The Tokyo 2020 girls’s Olympic soccer gold medal match between Canada and Sweden has been moved from its 11 a.m. native time on Friday (10 p.m. ET, Thursday) begin to 9 p.m. native time (8 a.m. ET, Friday) after each groups expressed concern about enjoying within the Japanese warmth.
The host metropolis for the match was additionally switched from Tokyo to Yokohama.
Trackside temperatures hit 40 levels through the week and are anticipated to be round 36 levels when the gamers take to the pitch on Friday.
The Swedish Soccer Affiliation confirmed on Wednesday it had written to the International Olympic Committee with Canada to request the transfer.
“I actually have been involved with FIFA at present and written to them, in order that’s about the place the scenario is at present,” head of Sweden’s girls’s soccer workforce Marika Domanski Lyfors informed reporters.
“It’s primarily concerning the gamers’ well being we’re fascinated with and attempting to vary the time of the sport. There’s a fairly large distinction between enjoying within the afternoon or night, and we’re very a lot uncovered to the heat and warmth.”
Sweden certified for the gold medal match after beating Australia 1-0 within the semifinal whereas Canada beat the United States women’s national team for the primary time since 2001 to safe their place.