Sweden won World Cup bronze – praised after penalty kick
Sweden were devastated after their semi-final loss against Spain, but the team still brought home precious metal from WC.
In the bronze final against the host nation Australia, Sweden took the upper hand and ended up winning 2-0. It was after a penalty and a beautiful finish.
During the game, an incident before a penalty situation attracted attention.
Because when Sweden received a penalty after the VAR situation, First Filippa Angeldahl who scored from the penalty spot in the quarter-finals against Japan took the ball. But just when everyone thought Angeldahl was going to get the ball down and shoot, she passed it to Fridolina Rolfö who was at the back.
– This is apparently the tactical part. I am very impressed with how they solved this. Rolfö can stand a little behind and demand what he has to do – go forward and score a penalty. Very clean, said national team player Lisa Dahlkvist at Sweden’s Viaplay studio.
Rolfö played icy from the spot and ensured Sweden went into the break with a 1-0 lead.
That was doubled after an hour of play when Kosovare Asllani followed up with a pearl goal. Asllani snatched from more than 16 meters.
– The shot is phenomenal, commented Viaplay expert Lars Tjærnås.
There are no more scores in the match. Thus, Sweden won bronze, while Australia, who has been heavily involved in their home country, ended up fourth.
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