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Canada will face host Brazil in the bronze medal match at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament. Canada reached the Semi-Final stage undefeated, but fell 0-2 to Germany in Belo Horizonte on 16 August. Canada will have three days to regroup for a chance to repeat as Olympic medalists in Brazil.

Canada will face Brazil on 19 August at 13.00 local in São Paulo at the Arena Corinthians - our nation's fourth match in the same stadium in this competition. The match will be broadcast across Canada at 12.00 ET / 09.00 PT on CBC.

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Drag-flick dynamo Gonzalo Peillat fired a hat-trick as Argentina ended Germany's hopes of a third straight men's hockey title with a riveting 5-2 victory in the semi-final in Rio on Tuesday.

Peillat employed powerful flicks to the right of Germany goalkeeper Nicolas Jacobi in the ninth, 12th and 28th minutes in the first semi-final to help world No.7 Argentina reach the title clash for the first time.

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New Zealand, Germany, Britain and reigning champions the Netherlands were all winners in the women's hockey quarter-finals at the Rio Olympic Games. New Zealand continued their excellent form at the Deodoro Hockey Centre by defeating Oceania rivals Australia, and will now face Britain, who proved too strong for Spain.

The semi-final meeting between the Black Sticks and Britain will be a replay of the London 2012 bronze medal match, where the host nation emerged victorious.

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From more than 100 nations, only four nations remain in the final competition. Success in the semi-final will come down to more than just skill – it will take resilience, determination, or what Canadians like to call grit.

With only one match standing between Canada and a shot at the gold medal, fans can expect a determined Canadian side when it takes on Germany in the Rio 2016 Olympic Football Tournament semi-final on Tuesday 16 August in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Veteran Germany forward Lukas Podolski on Monday announced his retirement from international football, ending a 13-year career, to focus on his club football and family.

The 31-year-old made his international senior debut against Hungary at the age of 19 in June 2004. Podolski made quite the impact scoring 48 goals in 129 games to become a key player for his national side.

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Two-time defending champions Germany scored three goals in the final five minutes to move past New Zealand 3-2, while the Netherlands delivered a stunning performance to oust reigning world champions Australia 4-0 in the men's hockey quarter-finals of the Rio Olympics.

New Zealand were on Sunday looking on course for an upset victory as Hugo Inglis scored a fine solo goal three minutes into the second quarter before Shea McAleese doubled the New Zealand advantage when he touched home a penalty corner with just eleven minutes of the match remaining.

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The Indian U-17 football team defeated German U-17 Bundesliga Youth League's second division club Rot Weiss Oberhausen 4-1.

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