Canada is hoping for a change in scheduling for Friday’s girls’s remaining vs. Sweden on the 2020 Olympic Video games because of considerations about sweltering temperatures in Tokyo.
Per Reuters, each nations have requested Olympic organizers to maneuver the lean, which is slated for 11 a.m. native time, to keep away from scorching and humid climate in Japan’s capital. Tokyo has seen temperatures over 30 C day-after-day for the previous week and is anticipated to hit a excessive of 32 C on Friday, in accordance with the Japan Meteorological Company. A variety of rivals on the 2020 Video games have handled warmth stroke and warmth exhaustion.
“I actually have been involved with (soccer governing physique) FIFA in the present day and written to them, in order that’s about the place the state of affairs is in the present day,” Sweden’s head coach Marika Domanski Lyfors advised reporters.
“It’s primarily concerning the gamers’ well being we’re occupied with and attempting to vary the time of the sport. There’s a fairly large distinction between enjoying within the afternoon or night, and we’re very a lot uncovered to the heat and warmth,” she added.
It is a sentiment echoed by Canada.
“Canada Soccer can also be in help of adjusting the kick off time of the gold-medal match on the Tokyo 2020 girls’s Olympic soccer match to make sure the well being and security of our gamers,” the group mentioned in an announcement.
Reuters stories the Swedish Soccer Affiliation has reached out to the Worldwide Olympic Committee together with Canada to see if the sport might be moved.
Canada will seize a 3rd straight Olympic medal Friday vs. Sweden, whatever the final result, after ending third at each the 2012 London Video games and 4 years later in Rio de Janeiro.
Canada has a 5-14-4 document in matches in opposition to Sweden.
With information from The Canadian Press