Women's World Cup: United States and Sweden in the last sixteen 2

Women's World Cup: United States and Sweden in the last sixteen

The reigning United States champion and co-favorite Sweden reached the knockout stages of the FIFA Women's World Cup in France ahead of schedule.

The reigning United States champion and co-favorite Sweden reached the knockout stages of the FIFA Women's World Cup in France ahead of schedule. The Americans easily beat Chile 3-0 (3-0) after beating Thailand 13-0 in the opening match against Thailand in their second match. They also have six points in Group F, as do the Swedes who have already faced Thailand. 5: 1 (3: 0) had won.

His first match was a 2-0 win against Chile, which, like Thailand, has only theoretical chances of qualifying for the knockout stages.

In front of 45,600 spectators in the nearly-defeated Parc des Princes in Paris, Carli Lloyd, 36, was replaced by the substitute captain, who was the first to have played six consecutive World Cup matches, and Julie Ertz (26). Americans. After the break, Christiane Endler, the formidable Chilean goalkeeper, prevented the defeat of his team. Lloyd missed a penalty (81.), Jessica McDonald (52.) met before the post.

US coach Jill Ellis had a lot of rotation and made seven changes to her starting lineup early. But even without top scorer and superstar Alex Morgan has had no favorite problems. This also applied to the German referee Riem Hussein (Bad Harzburg), who was also convincing in his second World Cup campaign, although the penalty decision for video evidence was controversial.

Linda Sembrant (6th), Kosovare Asllani (19th), former Bayern player and future Wolfsburg Fridolina Rolfö (42), Lina Hurtig (81) and Elin Rubensson were sanctioned by hand (in front of 9354 spectators at Nice Stadium). 90. + 6) perfect the success of the team of three crowns. The consolation of the oppressed was won by Captain Kanjana Sungngoen (90 + 1).