Sweden confirmed as Germany’s last eight opponents at WWC

Germany’s women will take on Sweden in the last eight of the tournament after the latter eliminated Canada in the Round of 16. The Germans had earlier booked their spot with a 3:0 win over Nigeria. Seven of the eight quarter-finalists are European teams, with the United States the sole exception.

The fixture will be played at Roazhon Park in Rennes. Both teams have played a single group game each at the venue- Germany edged China 1:0 while Sweden beat Chile 2:0

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Sweden’s win over Canada was down to their veteran keeper Hedvig Lindahl, who produced a great penalty save to deny Janine Beckie midway through the second half. The Swedes had lead 1-0 through Stina Blackstenius’ 55th minute goal, and Beckie’s missed penalty was the closest the North Americans came to scoring in the game.

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