Women's volleyball: How to watch USA face Brazil in gold medal final

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: Fernanda Rodrigues #16 of Team Brazil reacts with team mates as they compete against Team South Korea during the Women's Semifinals on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: Fernanda Rodrigues #16 of Team Brazil reacts with team mates as they compete against Team South Korea during the Women's Semifinals on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)

The USA and Brazil advanced through to the final after dispatching of their semifinal opponents in straight sets. They will go head-to-head in the gold medal match on Sunday 8 August. 

After almost two weeks of thrilling women's volleyball action we have our two Tokyo 2020 finalists.

The United States will take on Brazil in the gold medal match on Sunday 8th August in Japan (late Saturday night in parts of the Americas), a rematch of the Volleyball Nations League final from earlier this year when the USA came out on top.

The U.S. are already guaranteed a finish that betters their bronze medal from Rio 2016, while Brazil will look to add a third gold to their 2008 and 2012 titles.

Here are the things to know ahead of that final.

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 04: Andrea Drews #11 of Team United States serves against Team Dominican Republic during the Women's Quarterfinals volleyball on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 04: Andrea Drews #11 of Team United States serves against Team Dominican Republic during the Women's Quarterfinals volleyball on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)
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Women's volleyball: Road to the Tokyo 2020 final - USA

For the United States, it has been business as usual aside from the one loss in preliminaries.

They sailed through the knockout stages without giving away a single set, beating Serbia - the team who knocked them out at this stage five years ago - by three straight sets.

Annie Drews has been a standout in a star-studded squad, and continued that form in the semi-final but yet another team-high of 17 points.

And like Drews, Jordan Larson has been one of their most consistent players throughout the tournament, scoring high.

United States - Tokyo 2020 volleyball results to the gold medal match

Women's Preliminary - Pool B:

United States 3-0 Argentina

China 0-3 United States

United States 3-2 Turkey

United States 0-3 ROC

United States 3-2 Italy

Quarter- final: Dominican Republic 0-3 United States

Semi- final: Serbia 0-3 United States

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: Fernanda Rodrigues #16 of Team Brazil reacts with team mates as they compete against Team South Korea during the Women's Semifinals on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: Fernanda Rodrigues #16 of Team Brazil reacts with team mates as they compete against Team South Korea during the Women's Semifinals on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)
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Women's volleyball: Road to the Tokyo 2020 final - Brazil

The Brazilians didn't have quite the same plain sailing experience through the knockout rounds, with ROC pushing them to a fourth set in the quarter-final.

It was a different tale against Republic of Korea in the semi-final, however, beating them in three straight sets comfortably.

Fernanda Rodrigues has been an ever-present force for her nation, and registered a game-high of 17 points to help Brazil reach the final.

Closest to her in points was teammate Gabriela Guimarães, providing experience and composure that has been invaluable for Brazil.

And, as seen in their semi-final tie, their blocks have helped them on their way - with four of their players managing to register three blocks each.

Brazil - Tokyo 2020 volleyball results to the gold medal match

Women's Preliminary - Pool A:

Brazil 3-0 Republic of Korea

Brazil 3-2 Dominican Republic

Japan 0-3 Brazil

Serbia 1-3 Brazil

Brazil 3-0 Kenya

Quarter-final: Brazil 3-1 ROC

Semi-final: Brazil 3-0 Republic of Korea

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: Team United States huddles while competing against Team Serbia during the Women's Semifinals on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: Team United States huddles while competing against Team Serbia during the Women's Semifinals on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)
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Schedule: When to watch the women's volleyball medal matches at Tokyo 2020

The women's volleyball final will take place at the Ariake Arena on Sunday 8 August in Japan. 

Gold medal match - Brazil v United States - 13:30 JST (01:30 in Rio de Janeiro, 00:30 in New York, 21:30 Saturday night in Los Angeles).

Bronze medal match - Republic of Korea v Serbia - 09:00 JST.

How to watch and follow the women's volleyball final at Tokyo 2020 in 2021?

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You can read more about women's volleyball at Tokyo 2020 , and all other events from the Games, in the official Tokyo 2020 Live Blog here.