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Sweden claim United States: group with white vest

Schweden schockt USA: Gruppensieg mit wei?er WesteLisa Dahlkvist reached the Swedish leadership © SID-IMAGES/AFP/ODD ANDERSEN

Sweden's women made at the World Cup at the end of the first round for a big bang and is secured by a 2-1-win in Wolfsburg on favourite United States the group.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German internationals Wolfsburg (SID)-(SID) - amazed not bad in the stands. Sweden's women made at the World Cup at the end of the first round for a big bang and secured the group itself through a 2-1 (2-0)-Sieg in Wolfsburg on favourite United States. The three crowns team celebrated the third victory (without conceding a goal) in the third game and meets Australia on Sunday in the quarterfinals of Augsburg. The United States need to compete in the round of the last eight Sunday in Dresden to the classic against Brazil.

Front of 23.468 spectators in the arena of Wolfsburg, Sweden benefited from US unlucky Amy Le Peilibet. She currently indebted both goals before the break. Before 1-0, moved against lotta Schelin the emergency brake in the penalty area and received yellow (14.). Lisa Dahlkvist certainly transformed the due penalty spot. In a 0-2 (35) she falsified from unsustainable solo in his own net a free-kick from Nilla Fischer for US Keeperin hope. Abby Wambach (67) provided their first goal of the tournament for the 1: 2-visitors.

Should Sweden win his quarter-final against Australia on Sunday, the team of Thomas Dennerby in the semi-final would hit on the German team, if the DFB Elf WINS their quarter-final against Japan on Saturday. Coach Silvia Neid and the German players who had eaten before the match with the German Chancellor to evening, received an impression during her visit to tempo football the Skandinavierinnen finally celebrated their first victory against the US girls at a World Cup at the fourth attempt.

Both teams went a very fast pace from the beginning, and contributed to one of the better games in the World Cup. In particular, the United States were first on the performances of the two victorious matches against North Korea (2-0) and Colombia (3-0) and made a lot of pressure. First of all, Cheney failed Lauren with a shot from close range, then awarded top Torjagerin Wambach by meanwhile.

Sweden had however not impressed, and in turn sought the offensive. Sturmer star lotta Schelin was through freely after a long discount, but US Keeperin hope could fend off solo just yet. The defence of women's football superpower United States showed unusual weaknesses and gave always good chance the Swedish high-run. US coach PIA Sund hage, native Swedish and still record scorer of their country, observed the course of the game with a sour face of the of the page.

In the second half began the US girls again punchy and pushed for the connection, but the last pass was often inaccurate, many Player error disrupted the rhythm. With standard situations the former continued however to danger. In a 20-m hammer Carli Lloyd (62), Hedvig Lindahl had great trouble. After a 1-2 by Wambach had the Sweden to the always on counter waylaid, tremble until the very end.