Sweden stun USA in Women’s World Cup upset

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Sweden knocks USA
Sweden knocks USA

Stockholm, Sweden Sweden knocked the United States out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Saturday, winning 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the match was tied 1-1 after extra time.

The match was a closely contested affair, with both teams creating chances. The US took the lead in the 32nd minute through Sophia Smith, but Sweden equalized in the 59th minute through Lina Hurtig.

The match went to extra time, but neither team was able to find a winner. In the penalty shootout, Sweden converted all three of their penalties, while the US missed two.

The win is a major upset for the US, who were the favorites to win the tournament. Sweden will now face the winner of the match between France and the Netherlands in the semifinals.

The US’s elimination is a major disappointment for the team and its fans. The US had been one of the most successful teams in Women’s World Cup history, winning the tournament three times. However, they have now failed to reach the final since 2015.

The loss will also raise questions about the future of the US women’s national team. The team has been hit by a number of retirements in recent years, and it is unclear how they will rebuild.

However, Sweden’s victory is a major boost for the team. Sweden has never won the Women’s World Cup, but they are now one step closer to achieving their dream.

Here are some additional details about the match:

  • The match was played at the Gamla Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • The attendance was 30,218.
  • The referee was Stéphanie Frappart of France.
  • The US had the better of the chances in the first half, but they were unable to capitalize on them.
  • Sweden equalized in the second half through Lina Hurtig, who scored from close range.
  • The match went to extra time, but neither team was able to find a winner.
  • In the penalty shootout, Sweden converted all three of their penalties, while the US missed two.

The loss is a major disappointment for the US, but it is also a sign of the growing strength of women’s soccer in Europe. Sweden is now one of the favorites to win the tournament, and they will be a tough team to beat in the semifinals.

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