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Sweden stun USA in soccer opener



Sweden’s girls’s soccer workforce surprised world champions the USA 3-0 on the Tokyo Stadium of their opening match on the Olympic Video games.

Striker Stina Blackstenius scored both facet of the break, earlier than substitute Lina Hurtig headed in Sweden’s third with 20 minutes to go.

The USA have been unbeaten in 44 games heading into the Olympics.

They have been knocked out by Sweden, who went on to win silver, on penalties within the quarter-finals 5 years in the past.

Sweden have been with out Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson, whereas the USA began with key gamers Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan.

Elsewhere, veteran striker Marta scored twice as Brazil thrashed China 5-0.

Marta grew to become the primary player to attain in 5 consecutive Olympics, taking her complete tally to 12, whereas 43-year-old defender Formiga prolonged her document of competing in all seven girls’s Olympic tournaments since girls’s soccer was launched in 1996.

Crew GB obtained off to a successful begin because of a double from Ellen White as they comfortably beat Chile 2-0 of their Group E opener.

Afterward Wednesday, hosts Japan play Canada (11:30 BST), Zambia tackle the Netherlands (12:00 BST) and Australia face New Zealand (12:30 BST).



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lindahl
  • 4Glas
  • 13Ilestedt
  • 14Bjorn
  • 2AnderssonSubstituted forRoddarat 88′minutes
  • 16AngeldalSubstituted forBennisonat 75′minutes
  • 17Seger
  • 10JakobssonSubstituted forJanogyat 75′minutes
  • 9Asllani
  • 18RolföSubstituted forSchoughat 63′minutes
  • 11BlacksteniusSubstituted forHurtigat 64′minutes


  • 3Kullberg
  • 5Bennison
  • 7Janogy
  • 8Hurtig
  • 12Falk
  • 15Schough
  • 20Roddar


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Naeher
  • 5O’Hara
  • 17Dahlkemper
  • 4Sauerbrunn
  • 2DunnSubstituted forDavidsonat 80′minutes
  • 16LavelleSubstituted forMewisat 80′minutes
  • 9Horan
  • 3MewisSubstituted forErtzat 45′minutes
  • 7HeathSubstituted forRapinoeat 64′minutes
  • 13MorganSubstituted forLloydat 45′minutes
  • 11Press


  • 6Mewis
  • 8Ertz
  • 10Lloyd
  • 12Davidson
  • 14Sonnett
  • 15Rapinoe
  • 18Franch

Yoshimi Yamashita

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