The big fixture on Day 7 of the Women’s World Cup pits ‘Group of Death’ members Sweden and the United States, with Pia Sundhage hoping she can orchestrate her charges to an upset of her former squad
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Caroline Seger will be a key piece for the Swedes as they look to win a midfield battle against a U.S. unit that was missing its usual sharpness on Monday.
For her part, Sundhage clarified her honest comments on Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and Abby Wambach. She’s grateful to her former players and ready to challenge them for Group D supremacy.
And her former assistant, U.S. coach Jill Ellis, is seeking to get a full 90 minutes from the Yanks, as opposed to the slow start against Australia.
Group D – United States (1-0-0) vs Sweden (0-0-1)
Friday, 8 pm ET
Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
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