America and Sweden in the last sixteen


TDefender America and co-favorite Sweden have reached the round of 16 at the FIFA Women's World Cup in France ahead of schedule. The Americans defeated Chile 3-0 (3-0) after their record 13-0 victory against Thailand in their second match effortlessly and have six points in Group F, as did the Swedes, who were previously Thailand 5: 1 (3: 0) had conquered.

His first game had won the three-crown team 2-0 against Chile, which just like Thailand has only theoretical chances of entering the knockout round.

In front of 45,600 spectators in the nearly sold-out Parc des Princes in Paris met the outstanding 36-year-old replacement captain Carli Lloyd (11, 35), who was the first player in six consecutive World Cup matches, and Julie Ertz (26) for the americans. After the break, the outstanding Chilean goalkeeper Christiane Endler prevented a debacle of their team. Lloyd missed a penalty (81.), Jessica McDonald (52.) met before the post.

The American coach Jill Ellis had plenty of rotation and made seven changes to their starting eleven prelude. But even without top scorer and superstar Alex Morgan had the favorite no problems. This also applied to the German referee Riem Hussein (Bad Harzburg), who also knew how to convince in her second World Cup campaign, even if the penalty decision for video evidence was controversial.

In front of 9354 spectators in the Stade de Nice made Linda Sembrant (6th), Kosovare Asllani (19th), the former Bayern player and future Wolfsburg Fridolina Rolfö (42), Lina Hurtig (81) and Elin Rubensson by hand penalty ( 90. + 6) perfect the success for the three-crown team. The underdog's consolation was won by captain Kanjana Sungngoen (90 + 1).


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