London 2012 Olympics – Women’s football final

A record crowd of 80,203 attended the final of the London 2012 Olympics women’s football.



    The USA beat Japan 2-1 at Wembley, claiming their fourth Olympic gold in women’s football.

Midfielder Carli Lloyd scored both goals for the US – a header after eight minutes and a powerful strike after the break.

Yuki Ogimi scored for Japan.


Speaking about the women’s Olympic football tournament BBC summariser Lucy Ward said “There has been a lot of stand-out performances and goals.

The women’s game is constantly improving and the standard gets better at every major tournament.”



  Canada beat France 1-0 to take the bronze medal match.

The players were transported south to arrive at Wembley in time to watch the final.

They were presented with their medals on the pitch along with gold and silver medallists the US and Japan.

Presenting the medals







The Wembley crowd cheered and applauded both teams throughout the match in equal measure. However, Switzerland’s FIFA president Sepp Blatter was booed by the crowd before the medal ceremony.

Raising the flag


All photos by Juliamaud


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