Sweden overpowers Australia to claim third place

Sweden overpowers Australia to claim third place

Sweden 2-0 Australia

Goals: Rolfö (30eSP) and Assllani (62e)

The force of habit.

As in 2019, Sweden finished on the last step of the Women’s World Cup podium, after their victory against Australia (2-0).

Of the Blagult dangerous entry, but Blackstenius stumbles on Arnold after a handful of seconds (1D). THE Matildas try to answer, Raso threatens from a tight angle (23e), but it is Sweden that is gradually gaining the upper hand. On a good cross from Assllani, Rolfö sees his header fall on the bar (26e), but on the action, Hunt hooked Blackstenius, which didn’t escape VAR. The Barça striker can open the scoring from the penalty spot (1-0, 30e). At the end of the first period to the advantage of the northerners, Rolfö did not find the target (43e) and Arnold managed the parry on the ground to deprive Angeldhal of second (45e+2).

A break which comes shortly after the resumption against, Blackstenius escaping on the left of the surface before crossing in the race of Assllani, scorer for the first time of the tournament with a beautiful strike in first intention (2-0, 62e). The case is heard, despite the attempt of revolt of the Australians, in front of an audience which pushes always as much. But even at close range, Polkinghorne comes up against Musovic (70e). For the first time in history, the World Cup podium will therefore be 100% European.

The takeover of the Old Continent?

Sweden (4-2-3-1): Musovic-Bjorn; Illesdedt, Ericsson, Andersson – Angeldahl, Rubensson – Kaneryd (Sembrant, 89e), Asslani (Hurtig, 68e), Rolfö–Blackstenius (Blomqvist, 68e). Coach: Peter Gerhardson.

Australia (4-4-2): Arnold–Carpenter (Nevin, 74e), Hunt, Polkinghorne (Chidiac, 74e), Catley–Raso (Vine, 60e), Gorry (Van Egmond, 60e), Cooney-Cross, Foord–Fowler, Kerr. Coach: Tony Gustavson.


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