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Olympic final in numbers: Sweden v Germany

Published: Thursday 18 August 2016, 11.00CET
History overwhelmingly favours Germany against Sweden on Friday, but in Pia Sundhage, Sweden are led by a coach bidding for a third successive Olympic gold.
Olympic final in numbers: Sweden v Germany
Action from Germany's 4-1 win against Sweden in last summer's World Cup last 16 ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 18 August 2016, 11.00CET

Olympic final in numbers: Sweden v Germany

History overwhelmingly favours Germany against Sweden on Friday, but in Pia Sundhage, Sweden are led by a coach bidding for a third successive Olympic gold.

The Olympic women's football final will be contested by two European teams for the first time on Friday as Sweden meet Germany in Rio de Janeiro, with kick-off at 22:30CET. So what does history tell us?

Pedigree (Germany first, then Sweden)
Olympic titles: 0-0
EURO titles: 8-1
World Cups: 2-0

Head-to-head (Germany first, then Sweden)
Overall: 18-7 (the sides have never drawn!)
Goals: 48-31
Red cards: 0-0
In finals: 3-0 (1995, 2001, 2003; all by one goal)
In extra time: 3-0
At Olympics: 3-0
On Fridays: 1-1

Last five meetings
20.06.2015: Germany 4-1 Sweden (World Cup, Ottawa)
11.03.2015: Germany 2-1 Sweden (Algarve Cup, Parchal)
04.03.2015: Germany 2-4 Sweden (Algarve Cup, Vila Real de Santo Antonio)
29.10.2014: Germany 2-1 Sweden (friendly, Orebro)
05.03.2012: Germany 4-0 Sweden (friendly, Parchal)

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Sweden coach Pia Sundhage

Coaches
Sweden boss Pia Sundhage is looking for a third consecutive Olympic triumph having guided the United States to gold in 2008 and 2012.

Silvia Neid, who steered Germany to Olympic bronze in 2000, 2004 and 2008, will end her 11-year reign as Nationalelf coach on Friday.

Last updated: 18/08/16 11.00CET

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