The United States, seeking a third consecutive title, fell short in penalty kicks to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup.
The No. 1-ranked United States women’s national team played Sweden (No. 3) in the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023 at Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday (June 6) and lost 4-5 on penalties after playing to a 0-0 draw in extra time.
The U.S. was looking for its third straight podium finish, having previously won the 2015 and 2019 tournaments, but packed up early this time around.바카라사이트
Except for this tournament, the Americans have been a perennial favorite, reaching at least the quarterfinals each time. In eight Women’s World Cups, they have only won four titles.
The US dominated the game. Just look at the shot count. They had three times as many shots, 21 to 7. They had a whopping 11-1 advantage in shots on goal, but the US didn’t score until overtime.
In the end, the game went to penalty kicks, where the USA’s seventh kicker, Kelly O’Hara, missed and the game ended in a penalty shootout victory for Sweden.