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2023 Women’s World Cup: Third place game thread — Sweden vs. Australia

The hosts still have a shot at a medal, but will need to get past a tough Sweden side.

Australia v England: Semi Final - FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

And then there were in two more games at the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup.

The losers in the semi-finals bracket, Sweden and Australia, link up to duke it out for the bronze. Sweden feature the likes of Bayern Munich defender Magdalena Eriksson and AC Milan forward Kosovare Asllani . Australia are led by stars as grand as Sam Kerr (Chelsea FC) and Caitlin Foord (Arsenal FC).

Kerr scored for the host nation but it wasn’t enough as they fell 1-3 to England. Sweden fell 2-1 to Spain in a game that left all the drama for late — three goals past the 80th minute.

Today’s lineup

  • Sweden vs. Australia | 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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