Kosovare Asllani and Madelen Janogy scored late on as fancied Sweden laboured to a 2-0 victory over Women's World Cup debutants Chile.
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Among the top five in FIFA's rankings entering each of the previous four World Cups this century, Sweden enters this summer's tournament as a women's soccer nation at a crossroads.
England Women were beaten 2-0 by Sweden in an international friendly played at Rotherham's New York Stadium on Sunday.
Rose Lavelle scored to help the United States women's national team beat Sweden 1-0 in the opening game of its brief European tour.
In lieu of their own names, the Swedish women's team shirts are to feature inspiring messages and quotes during the upcoming Algarve Cup.
Celia Sasic scored twice in helping top-ranked Germany advance to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals with 4-1 win over Sweden.
Lisa De Vanna's early goal was enough for Australia to advance to the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Sweden.
The United States and Sweden battled to a 0-0 draw in their Group D match at the Women's World Cup.
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When plotting out the bracket, it became clear that two of the world's best teams will likely meet early.
Francisca Ordega's 87th-minute goal pulled Nigeria into a 3-3 draw with Sweden in a Women's World Cup match on Monday.
Sweden is looking to reach its first World Cup final since 2003. Will Pia Sundhage's return be the key?
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