Swe­den beats Eng­land to take third place

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Sports -

Koso­vare As­llani and Sofia Jakob­s­son each scored and Swe­den beat Eng­land 2-1 Satur­day night at Nice, France, to take third place in the Women’s World Cup.

As­llani, who was taken off the field in a stretcher dur­ing Swe­den’s semi­fi­nal loss to the Nether­lands, started Satur­day and gave the Swedes the lead in the 11th minute as they took advantage of early strug­gles by Eng­land. Alex Green­wood had plenty of time to clear Fri­dolina Rolfo’s cross but sent it straight into the path of As­llani, who drilled it into the bot­tom right cor­ner.

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