Sweden’s women’s soccer defeated the defending champions, the United States, and advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
In the Round of 16 match against the United States held at Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on the 6th (Korean time), Sweden drew without scoring in the first half and overtime, then defeated Sweden 5-4 in the penalty shootout to advance to the quarterfinals.
With this, the challenge of the United States, which challenged the first three consecutive women’s World Cups in history following the 2015 Canadian tournament and the 2019 French tournament, has stopped. This is the first time the U.S. has been eliminated in the World Cup round of 16. It is a traditional powerhouse that has reached the semifinals in all eight previous World Cups.
Sweden, who placed third in the last tournament, aims to advance to the semifinals for the second time in a row against Japan on the 11th.
The fate of the two teams, who could not decide the winner for 120 minutes, was decided by a penalty shootout.
It seemed that the United States had a chance to win first.
While the second kicker was successful, Sweden made a mistake on the third kicker. In the third, USA’s Christy Mewes succeeded, while Natalie Bjorn’s (Sweden) shot missed the target.
But the opportunity for America to flee was missed.
In the fourth kicker that followed, neither side was successful, and Sophia Smith (USA), the last fifth kicker, missed the opportunity to finish the game. Sweden’s Hannah Benison dramatically succeeded and turned the game around 3-3.
Then, the sixth kicker succeeded side by side, and the seventh kicker came out from 4-4.
Kelly O’Hara (USA) calmly aimed for the right side of the goal, but Sweden had a chance by hitting the post.
In Sweden, Lina Hurtig came out. The ball kicked by Hurtig was caught in the hands of goalkeeper Alyssa Naer (USA), but afterward, it was judged that the ball crossed the goal line, and Sweden’s goal was recognized, confirming Sweden’s 5-4 victory.
The Swedish players shed tears of joy and enjoyed the joy, while the American players comforted each other with hot tears.
The Netherlands, ranked 9th in FIFA rankings and runner-up four years ago, beat South Africa (ranked 54th in FIFA rankings) 2-0 in the round of 16 of the tournament held at the Sydney Football Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
The Netherlands, who advanced to the finals at the 2019 French tournament, but lost 0-2 to the world’s No. 1 United States and had to be content with a runner-up, the best ever, took first place in Group E of the group stage of this tournament (2 wins, 1 draw, 7 points). passed
The Netherlands, who reached the round of 16 for the third time in their career, defeated South Africa and advanced to the quarterfinals for the second time after the World Cup in France.
The Netherlands will play the quarterfinals on the 11th against Spain (ranked 6th in the FIFA rankings), who defeated Switzerland 5-1 the previous day.
South Africa, which was eliminated from the group stage due to all three losses in the 2019 tournament, where it first participated, ranked second in the group (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss, 4 points) following Sweden (3 wins, 9 points) in Group G of the group stage of this tournament. It reached the round of 16, but finished the tournament without surpassing the Netherlands.
South African striker Magayga, who is a member of Sejong Sports Toto in the Korean women’s unemployment soccer WK league, started and played until extra time in the second half, but could not prevent defeat.먹튀검증
Magayga made a strong impression in the tournament, scoring South Africa’s second goal in the Women’s World Cup finals in the group stage against Sweden.
In the 9th minute of the first half, the Netherlands opened the scoring with Gilles Lorth’s goal.
With her fourth goal of the tournament, Rort tied for second place with German striker Alexandra Pope, who was eliminated in the group stage after drawing with Korea.
It is one goal behind the leading scorer Hinata Miyazawa (Japan, 5 goals).
In the 23rd minute of the second half, the Netherlands broke South Africa’s will to pursue with an additional goal by Lynette Beirenstein.