Great Britain vs Chile LIVE: GB team turned down early goal against Chile as Whites’ strike was ruled offside

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British women begin their campaign at the Tokyo Olympics against Chile with the Games underway in football and softball ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony.

The women’s football competition kicks off as Great Britain take on Chile in Sapporo at 8:30 a.m. BST (4:30 p.m. in Japan). Kick-off in Tokyo at 9:30 am will be the eagerly awaited encounter between Sweden, who won silver in Rio losing to Germany in the final, and the reigning world champions USA.

The Games remain on track although organizing committee chief Toshiro Muto has refused to completely rule out a last-minute cancellation amid continued concern over Covid-19. “At this point, coronavirus cases may go up or down, so we’ll think about what to do when the situation arises. “

Follow all the latest news and updates below.

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Great Britain 0-0 Chile

14 min: GB wins a corner on the left and seeks to flood the area from six yards. Little’s cross is encountered by Weir but Chile manages to clear.

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Great Britain 0-0 Chile

10 min: GB thinks it has taken the lead but it is forbidden! It comes from a long ball to the Whites, who won the lead and Kim Little recovers the second ball. It worked for Stanway who shoots a low drive on goal. Endler makes the save but the rebound is blocked by White, but she was ruled offside. It’s a good decision by the assistant referee.

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Great Britain 0-0 Chile

5 min: GB free kick on the left wing thanks to Lauren Hemp. Weir takes the free kick but nothing comes out after Houghton and Bright infiltrate the box. A decent five-minute opening for Team GB.

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Great Britain 0-0 Chile

4 min: Another attack arrives on the right, this time via Lucy Bronze. She sends a ball early into the box and is met by Caroline Weir, running a late run into the box. She doesn’t make a clear connection to the volley and is saved by Endler.

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Great Britain 0-0 Chile

3 min: Georgia Stanway, lining up on the right side on GB’s attack, recovers the ball in a dangerous position and sends a low cross into the box, but it is recovered by Endler.

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Great Britain 0-0 Chile

1 min: Ellen White goes down hard after competing for a header. After a while she gets up and seems to be fine. Caroline Weir takes the free kick but it is recovered by Endler.

Jamie braidwoodJuly 21, 2021 8:32 AM

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START! Great Britain 0-0 Chile

Here we are! Team GB’s Olympic adventure is underway in Japan. GB players kneel at kick-off.

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Great Britain v Chile

Make way for hymns! Steph Houghton leads his team as “God Save the Queen” rings at the empty Sapporo Dome.

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Great Britain vs Chile: a look at today’s opponents

Chile are making their debut in the women’s Olympic tournament but are a thriving football team. They finished second in the 2018 Copa America and hold their highest position in the world rankings at 37.

Their goalie, Christiane Endler, is the star of the team. She plays for Lyon, one of the strongest teams at the European club.

Jamie braidwoodJuly 21, 2021 8:25 AM

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Tokyo Olympics: the way forward for the GB team

Following today’s opener against Chile, Team GB will play two more group stage matches against hosts Japan (July 24) and Canada (July 27).

If they finish among the top two teams in the group, or among the first two thirds, they will advance to the quarter-finals.

The quarter-finals will take place on July 30, the semi-finals on August 2, before the gold medal game on Friday August 6.

Jamie braidwoodJuly 21, 2021 8:20 AM

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