U.S.-Sweden World Cup Match Preview

This story first appeared in Extra Time, our pop-up newsletter about the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Get it in your inbox by subscribing here.

Swedish Strength

We didn’t expect to see Sweden so soon.

Sweden, the runaway winner of Group G and one of three teams at this 2023 World Cup to finish the group stage with three victories and the full 9 points—England and Japan being the others—face the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) on Sunday morning at 5 a.m. in the Round of 16. The U.S. was quite keen to win…