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USWNT draws Sweden in Tokyo Olympic groupings

Jan 22, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; the United States forward Megan Rapinoe (15) celebrates her goal with defender Sali Krieger (11) and Emily Sonnett (14) and midfielder Catarina Macario (29) as midfielder Sam Mewis (3) heads back to mid field during the first half against Colombia at Exploria Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The U.S. Women’s National Team will face rival Sweden as well as New Zealand and Australia in Group G action at the Tokyo Olympics.

The groups for this summer’s tournament (July 21 to Aug. 6) were announced Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland.

The U.S. squad is No. 1 in the FIFA world rankings and riding a 39-game unbeaten streak, dating to January 2019.

The Americans are attempting to become the first women’s side to win a World Cup and an Olympic gold medal back-to-back.

Sweden eliminated the U.S. in the quarterfinals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, ending the Americans’ quest for a fourth consecutive gold medal.

Host Japan is in Group E with Great Britain, Canada and Chile. Group F features Brazil, the Netherlands, China and Zambia.

Germany, the defending Olympic champions, failed to qualify for the Summer Games.

–Field Level Media