FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Sweden vs Australia Match Preview, Team News, Possible Lineups, and Every Detail

Here is the Match Preview, Team News, and every detail of Sweden vs Australia third place match in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023.

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Suncorp Stadium will host Sweden vs Australia third-place match of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023. Sweden's hope of winning the tournament were ended by Spain, while the tournament co-hosts lost out to England in their semi-final tie. Sweden have become used to participating in third-place playoffs, having lost three of their four semi-final appearances at the Women's World Cup. They have the chance to finish in third position in consecutive Women's World Cups after beating England 2-1 in 2019.

Australia fought back from the brink of group-stage elimination to progress to the Women's World Cup semi-finals for the very first time. Australia were unable to build upon Kerr's equaliser, and goals from Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo helped England to defeat the Matildas a 3-1 defeat. It ended their hopes of winning the ultimate prize. They still have the chance to cap off a memorable campaign on a positive note.

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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Sweden vs Australia Match Preview

Match Details

  • Match: Sweden vs Australia Third place match
  • Kickoff time & Date: 19/08/2023 | 1:30 P.M. (IST)
  • Venue: Suncorp Stadium
  • Where to watch: Fancode (India) and DD Sports
Sweden vs Australia: Suncorp Stadium | Sportz Point

Suncorp Stadium

Head-to-head

Sweden have played 46 World Cup matches, winning 27 as opposed to 10 wins in 32 matches for Australia. Sweden have lost only once in the ongoing World Cup. They have scored 10 goals and conceded three in their last five matches. Australia have lost twice in the World Cup, scoring 11 goals and conceding six. Sweden have won four times and lost once in their last five matches while Australia have won thrice and lost twice.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Sweden vs Australia | Team News

Sweden head coach Peter Gerhardsson is set to select the same starting XI for the fourth consecutive fixture. Blomqvist will have to settle for a place among the substitutes despite coming off the bench to score against Spain. Amanda Ilestedt is an unlikely contender for the Golden Boot, with the central defender currently one goal away from Japan's Hinata Miyazawa, who is leading the way with five goals.

Manchester City defender Alanna Kennedy is a doubt after missing the semi-final defeat due to illness. If Kennedy is unable to feature, the experienced Clare Polkinghorne will retain her place in central defence alongside Clare Hunt. After finding the net on her first start of the Women's World Cup, Kerr will be looking to round off the tournament with another goalscoring display.

Possible Lineups

Sweden Women's possible starting lineup:

Musovic; Bjorn, Ilestedt, Eriksson, Andersson; Angeldal, Rubensson; Rytting Kaneryd, Asllani, Rolfo; Blackstenius

Australia Women's possible starting lineup:

Arnold; Carpenter, Hunt, Polkinghorne, Catley; Raso, Gorry, Cooney-Cross Foord; Kerr, Fowler

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