Kathmandu: United States women’s football team has an ended the 44-match unbeaten Journey. The US lost 3-0 to Sweden in the women’s football tournament at the Tokyo Olympics starting on Wednesday.
After losing to Sweden in the first match of Group G, the US gold claim has been pushed.
Emma Blacksteinius scored twice and Lina Hurtig scored once for Sweden in a game at the Tokyo Stadium. The United States, which won the World Cup in 2019, has lost for the first time since then. The United States also lost to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
In the other match of the same group, Australia defeated New Zealand 2-1.
After the victory, Sweden and Australia have added the same 3 points. The United States and New Zealand are scoreless.
Similarly, in Group F, Netherlands defeated Zambia 10-3. In the game at Miyagi Stadium, VVM Miadema scored four goals for the Dutch, including a hat-trick. Mertens scored twice and Van de Sunden, Lil Rudd, Lineth Bernstein and Victoria Povla scored 1-1.
The Netherlands also holds the record for most goals scored in an Olympic debut. Captain Barbara Banda scored a hat trick for Zambia.
In the other match of the same group, Marta and Forminga set a record while Brazil defeated China 5-0.
Marta, who scored two goals against China, became the first athlete to score in five consecutive Olympics. Forminga also became the first athlete to play in seven consecutive Olympics. At the age of 43, she became the oldest athlete to play in the Olympics.
Great Britain beat Chile 2-0 in Group E, while hosts Japan and Canada drew 1-1.