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2023 Women’s World Cup: Semifinals game thread — Spain vs. Sweden

Two more games to enjoy from every team left in the tournament!

Japan v Sweden: Quarter Final - FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Photo by Ane Frosaker/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Just four teams remain. Today it’s the first of two semifinals at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup as Spain take on Sweden.

This Spanish team has been through it, to keep it brief, on and off the field. In the quarters, they overcame the Netherlands off a gorgeous 111th minute goal on the counter, scored by Salma Paralluelo. Though Spain kept more possession and rained down the shots, it had looked to be another knockout game headed to penalties.

Sweden? Well, there’s just an air of destiny about this team, isn’t there? Oh, and new Bayern Munich defender Magdalena Eriksson patrolling the center of the defense. They took down the USWNT in what somehow might not have been the most dramatic penalty shootout of the tournament. Then Japan in regular time. This team looks like they can go the distance.

Today’s lineup

  • Spain vs. Sweden | 4:00 AM EST

TV/Streaming: Fox/FS1 (US); NBC Universo/Peacock (US - Spanish); BBC/ITV (UK); Find Your Country

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A look back to our Germany coverage from the tournament here:

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