Gold medal matches in women’s field hockey and women’s soccer will be played Friday afternoon, beginning with Great Britain and the Netherlands playing at 4 p.m. Eastern. The Dutch are looking to become the first nation to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the women’s competition, with Great Britain having never won a gold medal in women’s field hockey. Great Britain beat New Zealand 3-0 in the semifinals, with the Dutch needing a penalty shootout to beat Germany.
As for the women’s soccer final, it’s a matchup of two of the best nations in the sport with Germany facing Sweden. While some have criticized Pia Sundhage’s team for their strategy, it certainly has worked and Sweden has shown itself to be capable of hurting opponents on the counter attack. Expect a similar strategy against a German team with plenty of offensive talent, including forwards Alexandra Popp and Anja Mittag.
WATCH LIVE: Women’s field hockey gold medal match, Netherlands vs. Great Britain — 4 p.m. Eastern
WATCH LIVE: Women’s soccer gold medal match, Sweden vs. Germany — 4:30 p.m. Eastern