Sweden will be the rival of Germany in the quarterfinals of the French World Cup. Peter Gerhardsson's players have scored 1-0 in Canada thanks to a goal by Stina Blackstenius in the second half. Sweden, one of the selections that have always played the final phase of the World Cup, thus improves the result of four years ago, when it fell to the second round of the final against its near rival, Germany.
The first time has been Scandinavian domain, but Canadians have been defended successfully. In the second half, the game was broken, thanks to the goal of Sweden, in the first defensive mistake of the team led by Danish coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller. Blackstenius' goal has changed the script, with Sweden ceding ground and Canada wasting a great opportunity when Lindahl stopped a penalty for hands that Janine Beckie has said.
In the last minutes the VAR has served not to whistle a second penalty, favorable to Sweden in this case, and the attacks of the Canadians have not served to find the goal of the tie.