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Result: Canada 2-2 Sweden

Result: Canada 2-2 Sweden
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Sweden and Canada both advance to the latter stages of the Olympics after a 2-2 draw at St James' Park.

Sweden have advanced as winners of Group F after drawing 2-2 with Canada on Tuesday, while John Herdman's side have also advanced as one of the best third-placed teams.

It was Canada who started the match the better, with Christine Sinclair causing a host of problems with her direct running.

It took 11 minutes until the opening strike of the game, but Jonelle Filigno missed from close range before Sophie Schmidt fired out of play.

The opening half turned in an instant, however, when Marie Hammarstrom stuck from close range to send Sweden into the lead.

It was quickly two just moments later when Sofia Jakobsson finished off a sweeping move, with Canada failing to come to terms with the turnaround.

The chances continued to come late in the half for Sweden, with Kosovare Asllani firing wide, but it was Canada who got back into the match when Melissa Tancredi struck from close range.

Tancredi so nearly levelled after 48 minutes, but Hedvig Lindahl made a smart save with her legs, before Filigno's shot was blocked.

Chances continued to fall for Canada in the shape of Sinclair, while Lotta Schelin had an effort which whistled past the post for Sweden.

The equaliser eventually came 10 minutes from time when Tancredi headed past Lindahl, as they completed the turnaround to book their spot in the latter stages.

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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