Stina Blackstenius’ brace and Lina Hurtig’s beating header gave Sweden a deserved victory, with the United States appearing to be the shadow of the squad that won the World Cup two years ago.
Sweden were hands down the best team from the first whistle to the last and the USWNT, who entered these Olympics as a big favorite, have a lot to improve in the coming games against New Zealand and Australia. ‘he wants to win a fifth gold medal. .
This historic result for Sweden will give the team confidence that they can do better than Rio 2016, where they fell to Germany in the final hurdle of the gold medal match.