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United States out of Tokyo 2020 after Jessie Fleming penalty sends Canada into gold medal match

Jessie Fleming struck to eliminate the United States at Tokyo 2020 and guide Canada into the gold medal match.

After Tierna Davidson conceded a penalty with 17 minutes remaining, Fleming calmly converted from the spot, despite substitute goalkeeper Adrianna Franch going the right way.

The USWNT rallied late and Carli Lloyd’s header struck the bar as Canada weathered a late storm.

And with four minutes of added time Team USA packed the penalty area at a corner, but could not carve out one final chance with Canada holding on for the upset.

Canada will play Australia or Sweden on 6 August at the National Stadium, Tokyo.

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