USA needs a draw to win Group F and advance to the knockout stage….
The United States women’s national team face Sweden today in the final group stage game at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. First place in Group F is up for grabs as both teams have six points, though U.S. has an advantage when it comes to goal different. They started their win by beating Thailand 13-0 , Chile 3-0, while their European rivals Sweden thrashed Chile 2-0 and took down Thailand 5-1.
The U.S. wins top spot on the group with:
- A win
- A draw
The U.S. finishes second in the group if they lose to Sweden
Sweden is number No. 9 in the world ( FIFA) and No. 5 in UEFA and have been to every Women’s World Cup and finished second-place back in 2003
They have veteran Nilla Fischer and Linda Sembrant in the back, Chelsea’s Magdalena Eriksson and Sofia Jakobsson.
- This is the fifth consecutive Women’s World Cup in which the U.S. has played Sweden since the inaugural Women’s World Cup match in 1991, and in the group stages back in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and now.
- Sweden bounced back the U.S. in penalty kicks despite the U.S. recording 27 shots to Sweden’s six during the quarterfinals of the 2016 Summer Olympics.