CNN Sports reports:
Heartbreak for the US and the three-peat dream has come to an end. After dominating most of the match, the US is beaten by Sweden in a penalty shootout. US forward Sophia Smith had the chance to win it for the two-time reigning champion, but was made to rue her missed spot-kick.
To make the defeat more painful for the US, Sweden’s winning penalty required the video assistant referee (VAR) to check whether it had gone over the line. Lina Hurtig’s shot looked to have been saved by goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher but video replays showed that it had just narrowly crossed the line by the narrowest of margins.
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Prominent right wingers were openly rooting for the US to lose because some American players didn’t appear to sing along to the national anthem during last week’s game.
The US crashes out of the Women’s World Cup, losing to Sweden in a penalty shootout, ending dreams of a historic third consecutive title https://t.co/1OhQDG1QZs
— CNN (@CNN) August 6, 2023
Lena Hurtig scores the winning penalty to move Sweden on to the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals. 🇸🇪
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 6, 2023