Sweden received one more bronze medal on the Girls’s World Cup, with Fridolina Rolfo and Kosovare Asllani scoring Saturday in a scientific 2-0 win over match co-host Australia.
The Swedish ladies proved as soon as once more they’re robust to beat after a semifinal loss, extending their excellent document in World Cup third-place matches to 4 with the victory in Brisbane.
It was a disappointing end for the Matildas, who captivated the host nation throughout a run to the semifinals for the primary time.
The match co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand has set attendance data, had packed fan zones, and two of Australia’s matches grew to become the most-watched programmes on home industrial TV in 20 years.
In the end, it ended with back-to-back losses to the No 3- and No 4-ranked groups on this planet even with star striker Sam Kerr again within the beginning lineup.
Rolfo transformed from the penalty spot with a low, curling left-foot shot within the thirtieth minute after Australian defender Clare Hunt was penalized after a VAR overview after tripping up Stina Blackstenius.
Asllani’s well-timed strike to complete off a long-range Swedish counterattack within the 62nd sealed the win.
European champions England and Spain are assembly within the closing in Sydney on Sunday. Sweden was dominant for a lot of the match, staying compact and arranged.
Goalkeeper Zecira Musovic saved one other clear sheet, blocking Kerr’s angled right-foot strike in first-half stoppage again and again stopping Clare Polkinghorne’s shot from proper in entrance within the seventieth.
Kerr missed all the group stage after injuring her left calf muscle on the eve of the match. She began on Saturday in an unchanged Australian lineup following Wednesday’s 3-1 semifinal loss to England.
Kerr injured her proper leg in a sort out within the seventy fifth minute and limped off the sphere for some fast remedy however returned to proceed taking part in.
A 2-1 loss to Spain in Auckland despatched Sweden into acquainted territory. The Swedes, runners-up in 2003, beat Germany in 1991, France in 2011 and England 4 years in the past of their earlier bronze-medal matches.