- England manager Phil Neville can be extremely proud of his team’s display in this tournament. They were dominant throughout and played some really eye-catching football. In the loss to USA as well there were some close calls with VAR and a penalty miss. Therefore, there is no reason why he should not back his tried and tested 11 in this game.
- However, the suspension of Millie Bright due to a red card in the 86th minute of the game against USA would mean that Abbie Mcmanus will be the front-runner to partner captain Steph Houghton in Central defense
- The rest of the team should remain the same. England will rely on their creative players Nikita Parris and Ellen White to break down what would be a resolute Sweden defense.
- Sweden-W in the game against Netherlands showed how their journey to the World cup semifinals can be attributed to their resolute defense. They have only conceded 5 goals in the entire tournament and will be hard to break down.
- The pace of their counter attack is the threat they have which can hurt any side with Hurting and Jakobsson and their pace and guile that can hurt England. Therefore they are most likely to carry on with the same 11 that they played in the semi finals
- They are likely to play 4-2-3-1 formation with Blackstenius playing as lone striker and Lindahl will begin in goal
England Women vs Sweden Women Lineup:
- Goalkeeper:Carly Telford
- Defenders:Lucy Bronze, Abbie McManus, Steph Houghton, Demi Stokes
- Defensive Midfielders:Jill Scott, Kiera Walsh
- Attacking Midfielders:Beth Mead, Fran Kirby, Nikita Parris
- Forwards:Ellen White
- Goalkeeper:Hedvig Lindahl
- Defenders:Hanna Glas, Nilla Fischer, Linda Sembrant, Magdalena Eriksson
- Defensive Midfielders:Caroline Seger, Elin Rubensson
- Attacking Midfielders:Sofia Jakobsson, Kosovare Asllani, Fridolina Rolfo
- Forwards:Stina Blackstenius
There may not be a world title to fight for, but with England vs Sweden, the third and fourth place playoff, there’s a lot of pride and a sought-after bronze medal at stake.
Although the honour of calling themselves a World Cup finalist or world champion may have eluded England and Sweden this time, their campaigns, which have proven to be better than 20 other teams in the tournament, are still something to be proud of.
The English always knew the odds were slightly against them when they were drawn against defending champions the United States, but it didn’t stop them from believing in their ability to cause an upset and book their place in their first final.
Unfortunately for them, the dream wouldn’t be realised this year as the Americans showed why they’re the best team in the world and have lifted the trophy three times since 1991. Despite a strong display, that saw them finishing with a better possession percentage, it ended 2-1 in favour of the North Americans in what was a roller coaster encounter.
Key Players: Updating Soon
Top Goalscorers:White, Parris, Taylor, Greenwood, Houghton
Top Assists:Kirby, Mead, Carney, Stanway, Duggan, Bronze
X factor star –Lucy Bronze
Top Goalscorers:Asllani, Janogy, Sembrant, Rolfo, Hurtig, Rubensson
Top Assists:Asllani, Ericsson, Rubensson, Anvegard
X factor star – Kosovare Asllani
Head to Head Record:
England-W – 0
Sweden-W – 1
Draws – 0
Stats & Facts :
- Sweden have four wins in 10 World Cup matches.
- England have 10 wins in the last 12 World Cup matches.
- England have won five of their last six matches.
Current FIFA Ranking
England : 3
Sweden : 9
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