Olympic organizers are changing the start time of the women's soccer gold-medal game between Canada and Sweden.
A Canada Soccer spokesperson confirms the match will now be played Friday at 9 p.m. local time, or 8 a.m. Eastern Time at International Stadium Yokohama.
The kickoff was originally set for Friday at 11 a.m. local time, Thursday at 10 p.m. ET at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium.
Both teams requested a time change due to concerns about the players' health and safety.
Temperatures have hovered in the mid-30s all week in the Tokyo area and the forecast is calling for more of the same Friday afternoon.
It's Canada's first-ever appearance in the Olympic women's soccer final.