Sweden ensured that will probably be the USA’ opponent early Sunday morning with a 2-0 win over Argentina to clinch Group G.
Maybe eyeing the USWNT, Sweden coach Peter Gerhardsson modified 9 starters for the Argentina recreation as Sweden entered with two wins in its first two video games.
Rebecka Blomqvist broke a 0-0 tie within the 66th minute with the go-ahead objective after which Elin Rubensson made certain Sweden was going to get all three factors with a Ninetieth-minute penalty kick.
Sweden’s backups had been very aggressive; the Swedes dedicated 21 fouls however had only one yellow card. Argentina mustered solely two pictures on objective because it ended the World Cup with a draw and two losses.
Sweden had a objective differential of +8 in its three group stage video games and also you shouldn’t put a lot inventory of their odds at BetMGM for Sunday’s recreation. The USWNT is favored to win in regulation at +105 whereas Sweden is at +240 to win and a draw is at +230.
We’re comfy saying these odds are designed to guard the home with so many Individuals betting on the USWNT all through this World Cup. Given the way in which the USWNT has performed on this World Cup up to now, Sweden is the higher facet to again. The sport kicks off at 5 a.m. ET on Fox.
South Africa received a stunning win over Italy due to Thembi Kgatlana’s objective within the 92nd minute.
Kgatlana gave South Africa a 3-2 win and pushed South Africa into the knockout rounds and eradicated the Italians.
Arianna Caruso put Italy up 1-0 within the eleventh minute and tied the sport at 2-2 with a penalty within the 74th minute. South Africa tied the sport at 1-1 due to an personal objective by Benedetta Orsi within the thirty second minute and took a 2-1 lead on Hildah Magaia’s objective within the 67th.
Orsi’s personal objective tied the sport after she tried to play a again move to goalie Francesca Durante and didn’t understand the place Durante was on the sphere.
All Italy wanted was a tie with South Africa coming into the sport winless. Italy misplaced to Sweden however had crushed Argentina. With Argentina additionally winless, 4 factors would have been comfortably sufficient to get the Italians by means of to the Spherical of 16.
As an alternative, South Africa completed the group stage with 4 factors whereas Italy had simply three.