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Lotta Schelin leads Sweden to the semifinals

Sweden defeats Aussies

Originally Published: July 10, 2011
By Jacqueline Purdy

AUGSBURG, Germany -- With a big 3-1 win over Australia, Sweden is headed to the semifinals. Lotta Schelin, FIFA's player of the match, led the team with one goal and one assist.

The Matildas had been fun to watch throughout the tournament, but their inexperience and suspect defense ultimately cost them. The game's most glaring example came after Kim Carroll's back pass to goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri was intercepted by an uncontested Schelin, who moved beyond Barbieri with a touch for the ...

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