Argentina’s dream of making into the second round of the FIFA Women’s World Cup was cut short Wednesday with its 2-0 loss to Sweden, spelling the end of the tournament for the team. They’ve sacrificed so much, qualifying twice to a World Cup and having a great Copa América. If Portanova’s squad could manage a win in the second half and the other game remained a draw, Argentina would be on to the knockout round. However, Sweden showed its superiority after halftime, and scored twice in the second half to finish the first round unbeaten and as group winner. The Albiceleste will now probably undergo a transition period as one of its stars, Estefanía Banini, had already announced that this World Cup would be her last participation in international football.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald August 02, 2023 21:21 UTC