The Matildas person dropped important points successful the 2nd lucifer of their Olympics campaign, going down 4-2 to Sweden aft a precocious capitulation.
In a see-sawing affair, some sides traded the pb precocious heavy into the 2nd fractional contempt the Aussies scrambling astatine times to support their heads supra h2o nether the wealthiness of Swedish possession astatine Saitama Stadium.
But it would each travel undone for the Matildas erstwhile skipper Sam Kerr, who had scored 2 headers to support her broadside successful the game, missed a important punishment from the spot successful the 69th minute.
The uncommon blip from the Aussie superstar allowed the Swedes to clasp connected to a slender 3-2 lead, earlier over-running the Matildas to wrapper up the crippled 4-2 by the last whistle.
"I thought it was a truly bully save, astir apt not the champion penalty. I apologised to the girls but that's football," Kerr said astatine full-time.
"We missed one, myself. So yeah, astatine the extremity of the time we mislaid which is disappointing," Kerr said astatine full-time."
The nonaccomplishment means Australia volition request to prime up points against the USA successful their adjacent match, mounting up a blockbuster brushwood to determine who volition advancement retired of Group G.
Sweden is present 8-1-4 against Australia since 1995. The 2 sides antecedently played to a scoreless gully successful June successful a friendly.
Australia was coming disconnected a 2-1 triumph implicit New Zealand successful its opener. It was the Matildas' archetypal triumph of 2021.
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