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US thrashed 3-0 by Sweden in women's Olympic football opener

21 جولائ 2021
Sweden's forward Stina Blackstenius (2ndR) shoots to score the second goal during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women's group G first round football match between Sweden and USA at the Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on July 21, 2021: AFP Photo
Sweden's forward Stina Blackstenius (2ndR) shoots to score the second goal during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women's group G first round football match between Sweden and USA at the Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on July 21, 2021: AFP Photo

TOKYO: Four-time Olympic champions the United States crashed to a 3-0 defeat by Sweden in their opening match of the women's football tournament in Tokyo on Wednesday, snapping a 44-game unbeaten run going back to January 2019.

Stina Blackstenius scored twice before substitute Lina Hurtig headed in a third for the 2016 silver medallists as the US lost for just the second time over 90 minutes at the Olympics on their seventh appearance.