Canada to face U.S. in women's soccer semifinals at Tokyo Olympics

Stephanie Labbé proves to be hero in the penalty shootout as Canada defeat Brazil in the women's soccer quarterfinal and will play the USA in the semis.

The Canadian women's soccer team defeated Brazil in penalty shootout, 4-3, on Friday to book a spot in the Tokyo Olympics semifinals.

Canada will next face the United States, who beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout, with a spot in the gold medal game on the line. It will be a rematch of the London 2012 semifinal match where the U.S. beat Canada 4-3 despite a hat trick from Christine Sinclair.

The match between Canada and the U.S. is scheduled for 4 a.m. ET/ 1 a.m. PT on Monday.

Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe was the hero of the match against Brazil, saving two penalty shots for Canada -- after Sinclair opened the shootout with a miss -- and ensuring a goalless draw through 120 minutes of play.

This isn't the first time the Canadians have iced Brazil's dream of a medal in women's soccer. Back in 2016, Sinclair scored the winner as Canada beat Marta and the home team 2-1 to earn bronze at the Rio Games.

Canada will try to secure a medal in women's soccer for the third consecutive Olympic Games.

Sweden will face Australia in the other semifinal.

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