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Category: Sweden women’s football team

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Sweden v Australia: 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games women’s football – live!

Updates from the Matildas’ second Group G matchAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 9.36am BST 4 min: Australia creep forward with some short, delicate passing but the final ball – the one meant for Kerr – is cut off. Luik then gets the better …

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Why the USWNT shouldn’t panic about their Olympic thrashing by Sweden (yet)

The US were comfortably outplayed by their opponents in their campaign opener. But they have come back from adversity before at the GamesNorway 2-0 USA. That was the score of the US women’s soccer team opener the last time the Olympics were played in A…

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Sweden come back to haunt USWNT again in shock Olympic thrashing

Olympics Group G: Sweden 3-0 USAWorld champions lose for first time since January 2019Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and Sweden once again stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday.The Americans, ranked No 1 i…

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Women’s Euro 2022 power rankings: breaking down all 16 finalists

After a round of games that included surprises in the friendlies and confirmed the final 16 we look at how the teams shape upEurope’s most successful team made light work of Australia and Norway and with six different goal scorers across the two games …

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Megan Rapinoe’s late penalty salvages draw as USA women keep streak alive

USA’s 16-match win streak snapped in 1-1 draw with SwedenCarli Lloyd makes 300th international appearance of careerWorld champions extend undefeated run to 38 matchesThe United States’ 16-match winning streak was snapped in a 1-1 draw with Sweden on Sa…

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‘Guess what? We’ll do it again’: Sweden footballers vow to keep taking a knee

Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson: decision was easyPlayers criticised for action before Hungary gameThe Sweden defender and Chelsea captain, Magdalena Eriksson, has hit back at criticism the Swedish national team received for taking a knee before the…

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Hedvig Lindahl: ‘I can only hope my teammates are careful. We put each other at risk’

The Wolfsburg keeper on her mental struggles, being ‘thrown out’ by Chelsea and why she is driven to give something backHedvig Lindahl could not have predicted where the request for her shirt in April 2018 would lead. Then at Chelsea, the goalkeeper wa…

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‘We’re powerful together’: Harder and Eriksson on being a gay couple in football – video

Footballers Pernille Harder and Magdalena Eriksson have teamed up with charity Common Goal and pledged 1% of their salaries to help tackle social issues throughout the game. The couple, who famously made headlines for kissing after a match at the …

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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…