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Colombia - Sweden 0-1 - 28/06/2011 - Match page - Women's World Cup 2011

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Sweden up and running with opening victory

Published: Tuesday 28 June 2011, 17.45CET
Jessica Landström's second-half strike earned Sweden victory in a hard-fought opening FIFA Women's World Cup Group C match against Colombia in Leverkusen.
Sweden up and running with opening victory
Sweden's Caroline Seger vies with Carmen Rodallega in Leverkusen ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ColombiaSweden

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target1
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
6
Corners3
 
7
Fouls committed5
 
15
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 08/10/2011 12:53 CET

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Matches

Published: Tuesday 28 June 2011, 17.45CET

Sweden up and running with opening victory

Jessica Landström's second-half strike earned Sweden victory in a hard-fought opening FIFA Women's World Cup Group C match against Colombia in Leverkusen.

Jessica Landström scored the only goal as Sweden kicked off their FIFA Women's World Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory against Colombia.

Sweden dominated throughout in Leverkusen but for a while it did not look like being their day as they squandered chance after chance. Lotta Schelin and Landström were both guilty of misses after half-time before redeeming themselves with the only goal on 57 minutes, the former's low cross finding her strike partner almost on the goal line.

Thomas Dennerby's side would have been ahead on three minutes but for a last-ditch intervention from Natalia Gaitan. Colombia's captain came to the rescue again moments later after Caroline Seger found UEFA Women's Champions League winner Schelin in the box.

The South American team held on but had little answer at the beginning of the second period as Sweden ratcheted up the pressure. Schelin watched one effort drift agonisingly across the face of goal having seemingly done the hard work and then Landström lost her composure with only the goalkeeper to beat.

She swiftly made amends, giving Sweden a lead which, for all Colombia's endeavour, the former European champions were never likely to lose. They continue their Group C campaign against North Korea on 2 July when Colombia face the United States.

Last updated: 29/06/11 10.14CET

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Lineup

Colombia

Colombia

Sweden

Sweden

12Sandra Sepulveda (GK)1Hedvig Lindahl (GK)
3Natalia Gaitan (C)2Charlotte Rohlin
4Diana Ospina4Annica Svensson
5Nataly Arias5Caroline Seger (C)
Yellow Card29
Substitution70
6Daniela Montoya
Substitution66
6Sara Thunebro
7Catalina Usme
Substitution59
7Sara Larsson
8Andrea Peralta
Substitution79
8Lotta Schelin
9Carmen Rodallega9Jessica Landström
Goal57
Substitution81
10Yoreli Rincon15Therese Sjögran
14Kelis Peduzine16Linda Forsberg
Substitution55
16Lady Andrade17Lisa Dahlkvist

Substitutes

1Paula Forero (GK)21Sofia Lundgren (GK)
21Alejandra Velasco (GK)12Kristin Hammarström (GK)
2Yuli Munoz3Linda Sembrant
11Liana Salazar10Sofia Jakobsson
Substitution55
13Yulieth Dominguez
Substitution66
11Antonia Göransson
15Tatiana Ariza13Lina Nilsson
17Ingrid Vidal
Substitution79
14Josefine Öqvist
18Katerin Castro
Substitution59
18Nilla Fischer
Substitution70
19Fatima Montano19Madelaine Edlund
Substitution81
20Orianica Velasquez20Marie Hammarström

Coach

Ricardo Rozo (COL) Thomas Dennerby (SWE)

Referee

Carol Anne Chenard (CAN)

Assistant referees

Emperatriz Ayala (SLV), Cindy Mohammed (TRI)

Fourth official

Therese Neguel (CMR)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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