US women suffer earliest exit from World Cup in team history after falling to Sweden in penalty kicks

Posted on AllSides August 6th, 2023
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The US women’s soccer team lost to Sweden in the Round of 16 in the Women’s World Cup on Sunday in penalty kicks. It is the earliest exit by the US women from the World Cup in team history. Their bid to bring home a third straight title failed after struggling in group play and drawing powerhouse Sweden in the knockout round. Sweden won the shootout, 5-4. Connecticut’s Alyssa Naeher got a fist on Sweden’s final attempt, a shot by Lina Hurtig, and it appeared as if the ball did...

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