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Sweden 2-0 Australia; Sweden Grabs Bronze Medal and Third Place in FIFA Women’s World Cup

In an electrifying, yet sad unfolding of the battle for bronze medal of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Sweden emerged victorious for the fourth time ever in the history of the tournament earlier on Saturday as they beat Australia 2-0 at the Lang Park.

Sweden beat Australia to win fourth FIFA bronze medal

During the playoff for the third place, the Swedish team were rewarded with penalty after a VAR check at the 28th minute of the match. The VAR showed that Hunt from Australian front had clipped the heels of Blackstenius.

As a result, Fridolina Rolfo netted the penalty right past the keeper at the 30th minute of the match scoring the opening goal of the match and proving the Swedish with a one-goal lead.

Exactly about thirty minutes later, it was none other than captain of the Sweden national team, Kosovare Asllani, who after a quick counter-attack broke through the Australian defense and curled an amazing shot from the edge of the penalty box past Mackenzie Arnold, who stood there stunned in the 62nd minute of the match.

Despite failing to score a single goal in the third-place playoff or maintaining a clean-sheet, the Matildas have recorded their best ever position in the history of the tournament as they had never previously made past the quarter-finals.

Sweden win third place playoff 2-0 against Australia

Both the nations of Sweden and Australia made to alterations to their respective teams that had previously played in the semi-finals and lost 2-1 to Spain and 3-1 to England, respectively.

The Australian did receive a few opportunities to register a goal in the scoreboard; however, one of the main reasons why the Maildas failed to score was Swedish goalkeeper Zecira Musovic, who made a couple of fine saves and aided her side to grab at least a bronze medal.

The most anticipated finals of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is all set to be finally played between England and Spain this Sunday, only time will tell where the World Cup goes this time.

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