In a match where Sweden had already secured first place due to their superior goal difference, they made nine changes in Hamilton, resulting in a lack of cohesion compared to their previous performances.
However, their superior quality prevailed as Rebecka Blomqvist found space in the box to score a powerful goal from Sofia Jakobsson’s close-range cross.
Elin Rubensson sealed the victory with a calmly taken penalty late in the game, after Blomqvist was fouled in the box during Argentina’s attempt to defend a free-kick.
Despite their efforts, Argentina finished at the bottom of the group with just one point, ending their tournament journey.
Although they fought hard, they were unable to challenge the Swedish team and achieve a historic double – their first-ever win and progression to the knockout rounds in a World Cup finals.
In another thrilling match in Wellington, South Africa secured their spot in the last 16 by defeating Italy 3-2.
The post Sweden Defeats Argentina, Securing Last-16 Clash With USA appeared first on SurgeZirc UK.