FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 SWEDEN – USA

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has been ruthless for several big teams. Germany, Brazil, and Canada are packing their bags after the first phase. The draw has decided that after the Round of 16, another big team will leave the championship. In a derby match of the first elimination round, Sweden and the United States will face each other.

The Americans enter the match as slight favorites, but under pressure from the local public and media due to their draw against Portugal and a narrow passage through the group stage of the competition. It’s important to note that the USA is the current world champion, having only one loss in their last 6 matches against Sweden, and they have never lost a Round of 16 match.

Sweden faces the champions with full confidence, boasting a perfect record in the group stage. At the Tokyo Olympics, the Swedish team showed they can compete with the Americans. That was their most recent encounter in which Sweden emerged victorious. Even 9 regular players rested in their last group stage match against Argentina, so fatigue surely won’t be a complicating factor.

This is a significant showdown in women’s international football, a match worthy of a final.

Sunday, 11:00 AM (CET), AAMI Park Stadium, Melbourne.


written by: Mladen Radosavljevic