Sweden Upsets USA in World Cup Shootout

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Sweden beat the USA 5-4 on penalties to knock the defending champions out of the Ladies’s World Cup after the groups have been locked at 0-0 on the finish of additional time on Sunday.

In a madcap shootout, Lina Hurtig struck the successful spot-kick, although U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher parried the ball on the road and the outcome wanted to be confirmed by VAR.

Sophia Smith had had the possibility to win the match for the four-times champion People however blasted the ball over the bar.

Sweden goalkeeper Zecira Musovic emerged because the hero, having stored the Scandinavians within the match, making 11 saves earlier than the shootout to disclaim the People.

Typically starved of possession, the Swedes didn’t have a shot on aim till the eighty fifth minute when substitute Sofia Jakobsson danced into the world, solely to shoot straight at keeper Alyssa Naeher.

The talismanic Megan Rapinoe got here off the bench to exchange ahead Alex Morgan within the ninth minute of additional time however was unable to create a winner for the People.

The World Cup delivers an unforgettable showdown as Sweden defies the chances, defeating the USA in an epic shootout. Do not miss the post-match evaluation and reactions.

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