The USWNT fell to long-time rival Sweden 5-4 in penalty shoot out in one of the most dramatic endings you will see to a penalty shootout,hard to believe but true.
The United States women’s national team had enough chances to avoid their earliest elimination in FIFA Women’s World Cup history.it could not convert on most of them in regular time.
The two-time defending champions came to this World Cup with an aim to make history as the first team, men’s or women’s, to win three consecutive titles. Instead, they made history of a different one with their earliest exit ever at a World Cup or an Olympics.
They were humbled by Sweden once again, losing (5-4) after a penalty shootout Sunday morning in the round of 16.
•no doubt The U.S. dominated the entire game, hitting the woodwork on several occasions and forcing fine saves from Sweden’s goalkeeper, but the game was still tied 0-0 after extra time.
•Sweden wins 5-4 on penalties after Lina Hurtig’s kick crosses the line by a fraction of a centimeter.
•Now a happy Sweden will take on Japan, which cruised into the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over Norway.
now after the match team USA coach Vlatko Andonovski defended the team, saying his players put in their best effort of the tournament — though eliminated.
“I know we were criticized for different moments in the group stage,” he said. “I think we came out today and showed what we’re all about, showed the grit, the fight, the bravery.” anyways…
The U.S. had the best of play for 120 minutes but couldn’t score a goal and the game was tied 0-0 at the end of extra time and Sweden advanced in penalties, 5-4.