Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Hammarstrom golazo earns Swedes third
July 17th, 2011 1:39AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  france, sweden, video, women's world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICK] In a tournament filled with marvelous goals, Marie Hammarstrom's golazo for Sweden against France stands out as the best of the lot. She picked up a loose ball at the top of the penalty area, lifted the ball past one defender, pushed the ball to her left to elude and second defender and then unleashed a thunderous left-footed strike from the edge of the box to give short-handed Sweden a 2-1 win over France in the third-place game at the Women's World Cup.

Star Lotta Schelin had given Sweden the lead in the 29th minute. On the play, French goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz collided with Schelin, injured her right ankle and was soon removed from the game.

The Bleues also lost playmaker Louisa Necib to an injury in the 32nd minute, but they equalized in the 56th minute on a goal by Elodie Thomas.

As the top European finishers at the Women's World Cup, Sweden and France qualified for the 2012 London Olympics.



0 comments
  1. Robert Lanza
    commented on: July 17, 2011 at 7:34 a.m.
    Sweden and France are going to the Olympics, not Sweden and Germany. The Germans can thank the cheapskates at UEFA for that.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying results    
West Virginia University's Ashley Lawrence scored three goals and 16-year-old Deanne Rose had the other two ...
CCL Countdown: MLS's four clubs face daunting tasks    
MLS's four representatives in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals -- the LA Galaxy, Seattle, Real Salt ...
WCQ Countdown: Guatemala wins in Claveri's debut    
Guatemala warmed up for its make-or-break World Cup 2018 qualifying series against the USA in March ...
What They're Saying: Prince Ali    
"How are you then going to earn the respect of the entire world and players across ...
What They're Saying: David Villa    
"Right now it's better for me, it is important for me. As captain of the team, ...
Making a List: MLS All-Stars vs. EPL Teams    
The MLS All-Stars will face Arsenal in the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 29 ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 11)    
In need of help in central midfield following the knee injury to Designated Player summer signing ...
Video Pick: How MLS All-Stars vs. Arsenal came about     
The best promotional video ever gets underway with Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco and Herculez Gomez, features ...
Making a List: MLS players on move to NASL    
Brazilian defender Adailton became the latest former MLS player to sign with an NASL team when ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 10)    
The Philadelphia Union signed forward C.J. Sapong to a three-year contract. He led the Union with ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives