Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Sweden stun USA in women’s football

Sweden’s women’s football team stunned world champions the United States 3-0 at the Tokyo Stadium in their opening match at the Olympic Games.

Striker Stina Blackstenius scored either side of the break, before substitute Lina Hurtig headed in Sweden’s third with 20 minutes to go.

The USA were unbeaten in 44 games heading into the Olympics.

They were knocked out by Sweden, who went on to win silver, on penalties in the quarter-finals five years ago.

Sweden were without Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson, while the USA started with key players Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Lindsey .

Marta became the first player to score in five consecutive Olympics, taking her total tally to 12, while 43-year-old defender Formiga extended her record of competing in all seven women’s Olympic tournaments since women’s football was introduced in 1996.

Team Great Britain got off to a winning start thanks to a double from Ellen White as they comfortably beat Chile 2-0 in their Group E opener.

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The olympics gets more exciting and intriguing everyday with so much surprises. Even tho our football team couldn’t qualify I believe we have people in other sports we can support and also support Africa in general

When it comes to footalling or the Olympics games , sweden is always a team to vy for whether it’s the male or female teams. They do very well in games like this. The just ended euros is a example; where the Sweden national team made it the the group stages before exiting