Italy’s loss to Sweden has carried major ramifications for both sides.
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Italy will sit out the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after they failed to score over two legs against Sweden.
The USWNT exacted some revenge for their Olympics elimination, as they toppled Sweden in an away friendly.
Hope Solo grabbed the headlines after the U.S. Women’s Olympic elimination after ripping Sweden and calling the Swedes “cowards” for their gameplan to beat the Americans.
The U.S. Women’s National Team’s quest for a fourth-straight gold medal ended in Friday’s Olympic quarterfinal loss to Sweden.
Radja Nainggolan fired a late winner to lead Belgium to a win over Sweden.
Italy cemented its place in the Round of 16 with a 1-0 win against Sweden on Friday behind Eder’s late winner.