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Category: Sweden women’s football team

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Sweden’s Kosovare Asllani: ‘30,000 people came to celebrate our medal’

The midfielder on how Sweden went ‘crazy’ for the Women’s World Cup and why the bronze medal win over England wasn’t nonsenseSweden’s Kosovare Asllani has a very different view of the Women’s World Cup third-place match to Phil Neville, who labelled it…

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Sweden beat England to Women’s World Cup bronze with help from VAR

Rotherham in November does not have too much in common with Nice in the searing 30-degree heat of a June evening but there was a definite sense of deja vu on the Cote d’Azur night.Phil Neville readily admits that one of his toughest moments in 18 month…

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England v Sweden: Women’s World Cup third-place play-off – live!

Updates from the bronze-medal match in NiceLouise Taylor: Women’s football seeks legacy but frailties remainFeel free to email Scott with your thoughts 3.20pm BST It’s nice in Nice. The mercury is nudging 30 degrees centigrade. It’s partly cloudy, perf…

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‘Super! Incredible!’: Dutch fans roar after reaching Women’s World Cup final – video

Netherlands fans let out all their excitement as they filed out of Lyon Stadium after watching their side edge Sweden 1-0 after extra time in their last-four clash on Wednesday. The game marked the first time a women’s World Cup semi-final had gone to …

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Jackie Groenen strike sinks Sweden and puts Netherlands into World Cup final

New Manchester United signing Jackie Groenen ensured the Netherlands finally got the better of an excellent Hedvig Lindahl in the Swedish goal, in extra time, to set up a final between the reigning world champions, the USA, and the European champions.A…

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Netherlands v Sweden: Women’s World Cup 2019, semi-final – live!

Updates from the 8pm BST kick-off at the Stade de LyonExciting Netherlands side have grown into the World CupStina Blackstenius: Sweden striker who came in from the coldEmail Paul here or tweet @Paul_Doyle 7.26pm BST Phil Neville said that he thinks S…

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Stina Blackstenius: the Sweden striker who came in from the cold | Marcus Christenson

After more than a year without a Sweden goal Blackstenius has got two to earn a World Cup semi-final against the NetherlandsAt the start of the year, Stina Blackstenius had had enough. She had been with Montpellier since the summer of 2017 but after a …

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Stina Blackstenius sends Sweden past Germany and into World Cup semi-final

Sweden will face Netherlands for a place in the World Cup final after a stunning victory over Germany in the blistering heat of Roazhon Park.Germany went in to the quarter-final as favourites, having not lost to Sweden in a major tournament since 1995 …

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Germany v Sweden: Women’s World Cup quarter-final – live!

Women’s World Cup updates from Rennes, kick-off 5.30pm BSTNetherlands jump for joy after finishing off Italy to reach semisAnd feel free to email Scott your thoughts 1.40pm BST Sweden haven’t beaten Germany at a major tournament for nearly a quarter of…

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Women’s World Cup 2019 power rankings: USA top, Germany rising

The United States are the only team from outside Europe in the quarter-finals, in which England will play with the jury still outSpain have lifted the air of infallibility around the world champions but the USA are the title holders for a reason. Spain…

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Hedvig Lindahl’s sweet save sends Canada home and Sweden into quarters

Stina Blackstenius fired Sweden into the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup but they needed a penalty save from Hedvig Lindahl to beat Canada 1-0 in Paris. Related: Sweden 1-0 Canada: Women’s World Cup 2019 – as it happened! Continue reading…

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Sweden v Canada: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Live updates from the last-16 match at 8pm‘Value it more’: Marta’s impassioned plea to BrazilDrop Simon an email | Tweet Simon_Burnton 7.23pm BST A peek inside the dressing rooms tells us that the players get unusually comfy-looking armchairs to sit in…

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Women’s World Cup 2019 power rankings: USA top and England third | Suzanne Wrack

The defending champions are No 1 here ahead of hosts France with Italy the dark horse as the knockout stages beginThe question after USA’s 13-0 win against Thailand – in which Alex Morgan scored five – and 3-0 victory over Chile was whether they could …

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USA pass Sweden test to seal top spot in group as Spain await in last 16

USA win 2-0 over Sweden to top Group F with record goal haulUnited States to face Spain in round of 16 on Monday in ReimsGroup F: Sweden 0-2 USA – as it happenedIf the group-deciding match against Sweden was supposed to be the USA’s first test in this …

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USA v Sweden: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

USA and Sweden meet in Le Havre for top spot in Group FTweet Tom at @tom_lutz or email him with your thoughtsHope Solo: why I called Sweden cowards 2.20pm BST Tom will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s Caitlin Murray’s lookahead to today’s group-…

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I was heartbroken when I called Sweden cowards. Now rawness is accepted | Hope Solo

I did not express myself well after USA’s loss to Sweden at the Rio 2016. But US Soccer made sure it exploited my comments for its own endsThis World Cup is about championing emotion – especially in a lot of the marketing and ads surrounding the tourna…

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Linda Sembrant strikes early to steer Sweden past spirited Thailand

An early header from Linda Sembrant helped Sweden towards a 5-1 victory over Thailand that guarantees their progress into the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup.The defender rose bravely to meet a free-kick and give her side the lead in the sixth…

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Sweden v Thailand: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Email Beau with your thoughts or tweet @duresportThailand look to recover after record defeat to USA 2.05pm BST 5 min: Phancha fouls Hurtig and immediately puts her hands up as it to bow or pray. 2.04pm BST 4 min: Decent chance here, with Eriksson play…

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Sweden v Thailand: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Email Beau with your thoughts or tweet @duresportThailand look to recover after record defeat to USA 2.05pm BST 5 min: Phancha fouls Hurtig and immediately puts her hands up as it to bow or pray. 2.04pm BST 4 min: Decent chance here, with Eriksson play…

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Sweden strike late against Chile after torrential rain stops play

Kosovare Asllani and Madelen Janogy scored late goals as fancied Sweden laboured to a 2-0 victory over World Cup debutants Chile in their Group F encounter in Rennes.The match was interrupted for 45 minutes by lightning and torrential rain in the secon…