US ladies upset by Sweden 3-0 in first soccer match of 2021 Olympics

TOKYO — Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of targets and Sweden as soon as once more shocked the US on the Olympics with a 3-0 victory within the ladies’s soccer event.

The highest-ranked Individuals are the favorites to win gold in Tokyo and have been using a 44-match unbeaten streak heading into the match. Nonetheless, Blackstenius put the Swedes up 1-0 within the first half and the US could not get well.

Sweden had 9 pictures on aim in the course of the match in comparison with simply 5 pictures on aim for the Individuals.

Wednesday’s match marked the second straight time that Sweden has overwhelmed the U.S. in an Olympic competitors. The Swedes ended the Individuals’ medal hopes within the 2016 Video games in Rio in a scoreless quarterfinal match that was selected penalty kicks.

The Individuals’ loss places them in a precarious place with two matches remaining in group play. The U.S. will seemingly have to win video games towards each Australia and New Zealand to make sure they’ll advance to the knockout stage.

The U.S. ladies will play subsequent towards New Zealand on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET.

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