Sweden defeated Australia to finish third at the FIFA Women’s World Cup thanks to a fantastic goal from Kosovare Asllani in the second half that secured the victory.
As Sweden won the bronze medal game for the second Women’s World Cup in a row, she rifled in a shot from the edge of the box to complement Fridolina Rolfo’s penalty in the first half.
Despite the loss, this is co-hosts Australia’s best World Cup result ever.
The Matildas’ efforts during the tournament won the hearts of the green and gold faithful, but they were unable to end on a high note.
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Following a visual assistant referee (VAR) review that determined Claire Hunt had clipped Stina Blackstenius in the box after 26 minutes, Rolfo’s penalty gave Peter Gerhardsson’s team the lead.
A fantastic square ball from Blackstenius was sent to Asllani at the hour mark, who scored a first-time shot to extend their lead.
FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals
Spain and England will play in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday; both nations have a chance to win the competition for the first time.
In fact, it will be the first time since the first tournament, which took place in 1991, that two first-time finals would face off.
You can count on the women’s finals of the biggest event to deliver goals, twists, thrills, and unexpected surprises to provide a deserving conclusion to a month of play.