Sweden took third place in the World Cup against Australia in the small final played in Brisbane this Saturday August 19 (2-0). A logical result, as Sweden was more in control, even if it can thank the VAR, author of a welcome boost in the first period.
At the start of this match for third place, this Saturday, August 19 in Brisbane, Sweden and Australia had enough to draw satisfaction from this World Cup. The former reached the last four after getting rid of the United States and Japan. The latter obtained, in front of their public, the first ticket for the semi-finals of a World Cup in their history before being eliminated by England.
The challenge was therefore to leave with the bronze medal and a smile, in addition to the satisfaction of the work accomplished. And in this little game, it was the Swedes who were the best (2-0). A result that somewhat dampened the good mood of Brisbane Stadium, packed with more than 50,000 spectators, obviously committed to the cause of his national team.
VAR tipped the match
In a fairly balanced first half, it was a VAR call that marked the first major turning point in this meeting. The referee raised his hand to the headset: Clare Hunt fouls Stina Blackstenius in her area. A cruel mistake, a kind of involuntary tripping that tripped the Swedish striker, who was so restless throughout the match.
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