In an all-European final in the women's football competition at Rio 2016 Olympics, Sweden take on Germany at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. It was at this venue itself that Sweden won against hosts Brazil in the semifinals via penalties, making the iconic stadium go into deep silence.
The Sweden women's football team didn't have an impressive outing in the group stages as they stood third from Pool E, which was topped by Brazil. In the knockout stages however, the European side made their mark as they defeated United States also via penalties in the quarterfinals, before beating the hosts in the following round.
Germany, too, didn't have a very decent showing in the group stages, but they did score a lot of goals and also impressed in the knockout stages. The 'Die Nationalelf' beat the likes of China and Canada in the quarterfinals and the semifinals respectively to make it to the final stage.
Melanie Behringer and Sara Dabritz remained the hotshots in the attacking department for the Germany women's football team as they notched up a total of eight goals between them from the previous five games in Rio 2016.
Germany have a massive chance to win the gold medal both in the men's football and the women's football competition this time around as both sides are in the final of Olympics 2016. The major similarity between them has been the flurry of goals in the tournament, indicating a massive positivity for the German football teams in years to come.
The Germany women's football team have never won the gold, but they have clinched the bronze on three occasions -- in the 2000 Olympics, in the 2004 Olympics and the 2008 Olympics. The Sweden women's football team, meanwhile, have never won any medal in the Olympics.
Rio 2016 women's football final: Sweden vs Germany is scheduled to kick off at 2 a.m. IST [Saturday] (9:30 p.m. BST, 4:30 p.m. EST) on Aug. 19.
Where to watch live
India: TV: Star Sports Network. Live streaming: Hotstar.
UK: TV: BBC Red Button. Live streaming: BBC iPlayer.
USA: TV: NBC Sports. Live streaming: NBC Olympics.
Germany: TV: ZDF. Live streaming: SRF zwei.
Denmark: TV: TV2 Denmark. Live streaming: None.