The selection of Sweden completed his participation in the with honors women’s world cup after Australia, one of the hosts, won 2-0 in the match for third place in the tournament. This is the third time in history that the Swedes have placed third at this fair, but it is not their best participation in history, as it was at the 2003 World Cup in the United States, where they placed second.
While it ranked third in China in 1992, Germany in 2011, France in 2019, and now Australia and New Zealand in 2023. In this game, both teams had chances up front, but the Swedish strikers weren’t okay in the first options Australia He met Swedish goalkeeper Zecira Musovic, who stopped the first attacks. The tie was eventually broken by a penalty kick.
Via VAR, the referee watched play inside the box, where the Australian defense crushed the Swedish push. Fridolina Rolfö She was responsible for the maximum penalty and gave her team the first goal with a powerful shot to the left. The goal seemed to motivate the players, who had better chances for the rest of the first half, where Australian goalkeeper Arnold saved a shot, and at the other end, Musovic also responded to Kerr’s dangerous shot.
In the second half, Sweden launched a counterattack that ended fatally. Kosovar Asllani He started in the middle and passed to Blackstenius, who tried to gain pace, but the ball stuck; he covered and returned the ball to Asllani, who scored the second goal of the game at 60 with a right foot shot. The scoreboard stopped moving, leaving the Swedish team in third place while Australia, the hosts, advanced the most in the tournament.
“It feels incredible. We showed from the first minute that we were the best team. We deserve this medal,” said Rolfö at the end of the game in statements collected by the AP agency. While Australian star Samantha Kerr regretted not being able to finish in a better position. “We wanted to win; we wanted to take something home. That was not the case. We couldn’t make it tonight, but we hope we’ve inspired people for many years,” he said.
Still, this is Australia’s best appearance in World Cup history, having only reached the quarterfinals. This Sunday morning, the Women’s World Cup concludes with the grand final between Spain and England in a match to be played at 04:00 Central Mexican Time (03:00 Pacific Time), which can be followed via the VIX signal.