Sweden set up USWNT clash in World Cup last 16


Sweden set up USWNT clash in World Cup last 16

Lina Hurtig celebrates Sweden's win over Argentina with her teammates

Sweden continued their unbeaten run at the Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over Argentina to sew up the top spot in Group G.

Amanda Ilestedt started at centre-back, fresh from a headed brace against Italy that had briefly made her the tournament's top scorer.

With qualification already secured before Sweden's clash with Argentina, Ilestedt was one of only two players retained from the starting XI that faced Italy. Our defender was subbed after the hour mark and Lina Hurtig made an appearance off the bench.

After a cagey opening 60 minutes, Rebecka Blomqvist eventually found a breakthrough for the Swedes with a close-range effort. Elin Rubensson then secured the win with a last-minute penalty, making it three wins from three in Group G.

Stina Blackstenius was rested ahead of the last 16 and our striker made a cameo appearance in stoppage time. 

As group winners, Sweden now have a knockout match against the reigning champions USA on the horizon, after the Americans scraped through on Tuesday with a 0-0 draw with Portugal. 

This game kicks off at 10am GMT on August 6. 

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