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Defending champion U.S. knocked out of Women’s World Cup

US knocked out of Women’s World Cup after penalty shootout loss to Sweden



Yeah, honestly, I mean, we missed some, some big chances I did um as well. Uh We should have put some in the back of that and we didn’t, uh we own that. Um We’re not happy with the performance we put out there, but at the same time, we’re moving on. This isn’t the first time in my career that we’ve moved on second in the group. And so now it’s coming back together. Um knowing that we have all of the pieces to make it all the way, but putting that all together, it was *** difficult match and Portugal, um and every team in this World Cup is, is going to be difficult to play. The game is growing and the quality is continuing to, to raise. And um you’ve seen that from, from the past games, this World Cup so far, including this one. Uh I’ve never, never seen this team step on the field and uh not uh not try hard or not compete. So everyone is entitled to opinion and uh that, you know, they can say, uh I mean, they can say whatever they want, but I just know how this team feels and it’s, uh, it’s not like we, you know, we played well by, by any means. And, you know, we, we like, uh, we owned it, we know it, it, it’s not good enough. We know we’re not happy with our performance. But, uh, uh, it’s, uh, you know, we, we qualified for the next round. We’re moving on. We have to stick to our principles. We have to stick to our game model and we have to stick to our philosophy. You know, we, we’ve executed, we’ve executed our principles on both sides of the ball offensively or defensively against very good opponents with the group of players that we have here. And I have no doubt that we can, we can execute it against good opponents going forward.

US knocked out of Women’s World Cup after penalty shootout loss to Sweden

The U.S. team’s participation in the Women’s World Cup is over, ending in the cruelest of defeats. Related video above: U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan speaks on team’s disappointment with nabbing final round-of-16 spotIt was tense, the sort of match that causes the stomach to churn. Still, it is Sweden that progresses to the quarterfinals, stopping the two-time defending champion from achieving a historic three consecutive world titles, with a thrilling penalty shootout victory over Sweden in Melbourne on Sunday. The match was decided by the video assistant referee, with referee Stéphanie Frappart, after reviewing the action, deeming that Lina Hurtig’s penalty had crossed the line despite the US’ Alyssa Naeher getting her hands to the ball and initially appearing to save it.Sweden’s players celebrated joyously, while there were tears from the U.S. players, their participation ending in the round-of-16, the earliest the U.S. has ever departed a Women’s World Cup. This a breaking sports story, check back for updates.

The U.S. team’s participation in the Women’s World Cup is over, ending in the cruelest of defeats.

Related video above: U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan speaks on team’s disappointment with nabbing final round-of-16 spot

It was tense, the sort of match that causes the stomach to churn. Still, it is Sweden that progresses to the quarterfinals, stopping the two-time defending champion from achieving a historic three consecutive world titles, with a thrilling penalty shootout victory over Sweden in Melbourne on Sunday.

The match was decided by the video assistant referee, with referee Stéphanie Frappart, after reviewing the action, deeming that Lina Hurtig’s penalty had crossed the line despite the US’ Alyssa Naeher getting her hands to the ball and initially appearing to save it.

Sweden’s players celebrated joyously, while there were tears from the U.S. players, their participation ending in the round-of-16, the earliest the U.S. has ever departed a Women’s World Cup.

This a breaking sports story, check back for updates.


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