Sweden vs Italy FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Highlights | Sweden humiliates Italy by defeating them 5-0 in the World Cup finals

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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 29: An LED screen displays match information alongside the Sweden National Flag and Italy National Flag prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group G match between Sweden and Italy at Wellington Regional Stadium on July 29, 2023 in Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
We bring to you the ball to ball action of the Group G match of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 between Sweden and Italy.
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Live Commentary of the match between Sweden and Italy in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

Facts to look forward to :

  • Sweden have won seven and drawn three of their last 11 Women’s World Cup group-stage matches.
  • Caroline Seger’s appearance against South Africa saw her become the first player to feature in five Women’s World Cup editions for Sweden.
  • Italy have kept six clean sheets in their 13 Women’s World Cup matches.
  • Giulia Dragoni’s appearance against Argentina saw her become the youngest player to represent Italy at the Women’s World Cup at the age of 16 years and 259 days.

Match Information

Date : 29 July, 2023

Venue : Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand

Time : 1:00 pm (IST) and 7:30 (Local time)

Officials

Referee: Foster Cheryl

Assistant Referee 1: Michelle Oneill

Assistant Referee 2: Franca Overtoom

4th Official: Myriam Marcotte

VAR: Pol Van Boekel

Assistant VAR: Marco Fritz

Assistant VAR 2: Ella De Vries

Sweden vs Italy | Live Score SWE 5-0 ITA

Kick off at 1:00 pm IST

First Half Begins!

03’| Corner for Italy

Italy seemed to be dominate the opening parts of the game and in the process won a corner.

06’| Sweden on the attack

The Swedes countered Italy’s attack through a nice passage of play and was able to venture forward in the opposition’s box.

09’| Italy’s free kick

Italy was controlling the game and Sofia Cantore won a free kick when Sweden tried to steal the ball.

12’| Italy controlling the game

Italy is enjoying a nice spell of passing football in the opposition’s box but Sweden looks unharmed.

15| End to end football

After defending for most the match till now, Sweden is trying to go forward but Italy is not backing down from the attack.

17’| First shot on attempt for Italy

Sofia Cantore’s right footed attempt was saved by the Italian goalkeeper, Zecira Musovic.

20’| Sweden on the attack

Tge Sweden women are venturing forward with long passes to sneak in a goal and take the lead.

23’| Long shot by Rubensson

Swedish midfielder, Elin Rubensson tried her luck from outside of the box but hit the ball straight to the goalkeeper.

27’| An array of attack by Sweden

Sweden is coming forward with good intent and is trying really hard to score.

Fridolina Rolfo’s shot was block just in front of the goal and the score is still at 0-0.

32’| Half chance for Sweden

Fridolina Rolfo tried to wriggle through but couldn’t get around the Italian defence.

35’| Sweden controlling the game

Sweden has taken control of the match, they’re not letting Italy draw a breath.

39’| Goal for Sweden!(SWE 1-0 ITA)

Amanda Ilestedt scored an excellent header from a Jonna Andersson corner to take the lead in the capital of New Zealand.

44’| Another goal for Sweden!(SWE 2-0 ITA)

Fridolina Rolfo scored her second goal of the tournament, this one’s too from a corner and Sweden is cruising.

45’| It’s 3 for Sweden!(SWE 3-0 ITA)

Sweden scores again under 6 minutes and Italy are desperate for the half time whistle.

Stina Blackstenius’s found herself just in front of the goal to tap in Sweden’s third goal.

45’+2| Rare chance for Italy

Italy’s Chiara Beccari tried to lessen the deficit but her shot was blocked by the Swedish defence.

45’| Half time SWE 3-0 ITA

Italy would like to forget the last minutes of the first half where they conceded 3 goals in 6 minutes, that too after dominating the opening parts of the game. Both the teams have won their first match so there’s not fear of elimination still both, Sweden and Italy would be looking to make it two out put two, which after the first half seems highly in favour of the Swedes.

The opening minutes of the game was controlled by Italy. They were quick on the ball, their passing was on point and Sweden women couldn’t get near the ball. But Italy unfortunately couldn’t score inspite of having good chances.

In all fairness Sweden didn’t look at troubled at all. They were just waiting for Italy to end their spell and then take control of the game. And they did exactly that. After 20 minutes, Sweden started venturing forward and Italy started to panic.

Italy was still in the game, but was not creating as many chances as they did in their opening passage of play. At first Sweden started the long pass tactic which troubled Italy a bit then they tried the direct approach, where they flourished Italy with through balls and it helped Sweden a lot.

Then came the break through for Sweden via a corner, where Amanda Ilestedt headed the ball, brilliantly into the net and gave Sweden the lead. Just after 5 minutes of play, Sweden won another corner and scored another goal following that with the help of Fridolina Rolfo. Just after a minute Italy concede again, this time through open play and before half time Sweden had put the ball in Italy’s goal for three time in such short time.

Second Half Begins!

48’| Chance for Sweden

Fridolina Rolfo’s shot from outside of the box was blocked by the Italian defence.

49| Another chance for Sweden

There’s no change in Sweden’s attitude. They’ve started the second half just where they left off in the first.

Nathalie Björn’s header from a corner was again blocked by the Italy women and it’s still 3-0 in favour of Sweden.

49’| Corner for Sweden

Amanda Ilestedt’s header from close range was again blocked and Italy survives but they’ve conceded another corner.

50’| Sweden have their 4th goal

Amanda Ilestedt have now been able to score the header into the goal from close range following a corner and Sweden have their 4th goal of the game.

55’| Rubensson misses

Elin Rubensson’s right footed shot was just wide off the target and it stays 4-0 in favour of Sweden.

57’| Chance for Italy

Filippa Angeldahl took a chance and hit the ball from outside of the box, but it was blocked by the Swedish defence.

59’| Substitution for Italy

Annamaria Serturini, Martina Lenzini and Giada Greggi replaces Barbara Bonansea, Lucia Di Guglielmo and Giulia Dragoni.

62’| Chance for Sweden

Stina Blackstenius got the chance to extend the lead but couldn’t take it with her right footed shot which was blocked By the Italian defence.

62’| Substitution for Sweden

Madelen Janogy and Olivia Schough replaces Kosovare Asllani and Fridolina Rolfo.

65’| Cantore misses for Italy

Sofia Cantore’s head misses the goal to the left and it’s still 4-0.

69’| Another chance for Italy

Giada Greggi’s right footed shot was blocked.

71’| Substitution for Italy

Valentina Cernoia replaces Arianna Caruso.

75’| Substitution for Sweden

Sofia Jakobsson, Carolina Seger and Valentina Giancinti replaces Johanna Rytting Kaneryd, Elin Rubensson and Chiara Beccari.

78’| Chance for Sweden

Olivia Schough, the substitute’s shot was blocked by the defence.

87’| Giancinti misses for Italy

Valentina Giancinti missed the goal by quite some distance failed to score for Italy.

88’| Save by Durante

Sofia Jakobsson’s shot which was going in the bottom right corner was saved by the Italian goalkeeper Francesca Durante.

89’| Substitution for Sweden

Rebecka Blomqvist replaces Stina Blackstenius.

90’+4| Attempt for Italy

Lisa Boattin failed to lessen the deficit for Italy and the shot she took was blocked.

90’+6| Blomqvist scores for Sweden

Rebecka Blomqvist scored on the counter attack for Sweden with an amazing solo run and made it 5-0.

Match ends.

90’| Full time SWE 5-0 ITA

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