4-time Olympic champion United suffered its first defeat in 45 matches on Wednesday because it misplaced 3-0 to Sweden within the opening sport of the ladies’s soccer match in Tokyo.
Stina Blacksteinus added twice and Lena Hertig added a 3rd purpose to deprive 2016 silver medalist Sweden of their dream begin of their Group G marketing campaign on the Tokyo Stadium because of the Covid-19 ban.
The US, which is scheduled to play New Zealand and Australia in its subsequent two group matches, didn’t lose after shedding 3-1 to France in January 2019.
“We went bop,” mentioned US ahead Megan Repino. “I believed we have been doing somewhat nervous, somewhat tight, dumb stuff.”
U.S. on the Olympics So in 90 minutes it was simply one other loss. She misplaced her first sport of the 2008 match, however was nonetheless on her approach to successful gold in Beijing.
“It is clear we’re placing ourselves in an enormous gap, however we’re the one ones who can pull ourselves out of it,” mentioned US coach Vlatko Andonowski.
Sweden coach warning
Sweden coach Peter Gerhudson was warned to not overconfidence after the spectacular performances of his gamers.
“Sure, naturally (it may well occur), however all we all know is that we could be glad for 3 factors.”
“But it surely’s a protracted match. Six video games in 17 days in case you go all the best way. We aren’t within the quarterfinals but, so we’ve to get higher in each sport. ”
Group E. (In Sapporo): Britain 2 (white 17, 72) Bt Chile 0
Group F. (In Miyagi): China misplaced 0 to Brazil 5 (Marta 9, 74, Debinha 22, Andres 82- Penn, Beatriz 89)
Group G. (In Tokyo): Sweden 3 (Blacksteinus 25, 55, Hertig 72) BT United States 0.