Sweden and France, two teams the USA beat en route to its 2019 Women's World Cup championship, will be its opponents in April when it hits the road for its only away tests before the Summer Olympics. Datebook: April 10:
Sweden vs. USA, in Stockholm (Friends Arena) 1 p.m. ET on FOX. April 13:
France vs. USA an Le Havre (t Stade Oceane) 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Sweden:
The Swedes, who finished third at the 2019 World Cup, have beaten the USA six times in their 40-game series, the most by any team except Norway (19 wins).
Sweden's third-place finish qualified the Swedes for Olympics, where it will be one of only three European entrants. In 2016, it beat the USA in the quarterfinals in a shootout en route to a silver medal.
The Swedes easily qualified for the 2022 UEFA Women’s Championship with seven wins and one tie. Since fall 2020
: 7 games, 6 wins, 1 tie, goal difference: 33-2. France:
Les Bleues won't be at the Olympics. With Great Britain's move to enter women's soccer, England's fourth-place finish at the 2019 World Cup qualified Team GB for the Olympics along with the Netherlands and Sweden, ahead of France, which lost to the United States in the quarterfinals in Paris.
Le Havre's Stade Océane was the site of the USA's last loss, a 3-1 decision to France in January 2019. Since then, the Americans have played 37 games without a loss.
France also easily qualified for the 2022 UEFA Women’s Championship with seven wins and one tie and a goal difference of 44-0 and has played 15 games since the World Cup without a defeat. Since fall 2020:
8 games, 7 wins, 1 tie, goal difference: 39-0.