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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Drawn Into Group G For Rio 2016 Olympic Games

By Scott Guthrie | April 14, 2016, 12:29 p.m. (ET)

Carli Lloyd kisses her gold medal after defeating Japan to win the women's soccer gold-medal match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium on Aug. 9, 2012 in London.


The U.S. women’s national soccer team is seeking its fourth straight Olympic gold medal this summer in Rio, and on Thursday the team found out which countries it will have to defeat to get out of the group stage.

Team USA was drawn into Group G along with Colombia, France and New Zealand.

The USWNT, which is currently ranked No. 1 in the world, will face its stiffest competition in No. 3-ranked France, with New Zealand ranked No. 16 and Colombia ranked No. 24.

The powerhouse match-up between the U.S. and France will take place Aug. 6. It will be both teams' second game. The U.S. will open against New Zealand on Aug. 3, and its final game of the group stage will be Aug. 9 against Colombia.

The USWNT is coming off a first-place finish at 2015 FIFA World Cup, and has yet to lose a match in 2016. The Rio 2016 Olympic soccer tournament runs from Aug. 3–20.