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Inspired Swedes shock U.S.

Sweden comes away with a 2-1 victory, wins group

Originally Published: July 6, 2011
By Beau Dure

WOLFSBURG, Germany -- Perhaps the first signs of trouble for the U.S. on Wednesday were on the Porschestrasse, the long pedestrian strip in this car-making city.

At the Celona bar, a couple of hours before game time, the sidewalk seating area was packed. And aside from one or two encampments of U.S. fans, it was a sea of Swedish yellow.

In the stadium, those U.S. fans were spread into several pockets of yellow shirts among the crowd of 23,468 that cheered as Sweden took a step toward ...

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