March 3, 2024

Female W.Cup 2023: USA Eliminated In Penalty Shootout By Sweden

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By Simeon OSAJIE

The United States of America (USA) has been eliminated in a penalty shootout against Sweden in the ongoing 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup., pub-3120625432113532, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

The match which ended in no goal situation resulted in penalty shootout.

Sweden wins 5-4 on penalties after Lina Hurtig’s spot kick crosses the line by a fraction of a centimeter.

The U.S. dominated the game, hitting the woodwork on several occasions and forcing fine saves from Sweden’s goalkeeper, but the game was tied 0-0 after extra time.

Sweden will take on Japan who cruised into the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over Norway.

Earlier on Sunday, Jill Roord scored her fourth goal of the tournament as the Netherlands marched into the quarterfinals with a 2-0 win over South Africa.

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