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World Cup Semifinal Day 2

Full Time

Netherlands 1-0 Sweden

The action starts at 2 PM CDT.

Defense is king in this battle that may end with a penalty shootout.

The game has gone full time with a tie, and they will now play two 15 minute periods of “Extra Time”.

At the 99 minute mark, Jackie Groenen of the Oranj put one into the lower corner out of reach of Sweden’s goalie, Hedvig Lindahl.

The US and the Netherlands will meet in the Final on July 7th, and England will face Sweden to decide third place on July 6th.

2 comments

1 Badtux { 07.03.19 at 8:34 pm }

U.S. vs. Netherlands is going to be a defensive battle for the ages, methinks.

2 Bryan { 07.03.19 at 9:02 pm }

I wouldn’t doubt it. The US beat Sweden in the group stage 2-1. The matches are going to be earlier, 10 AM CDT, 5 PM local time, so it is will be warmer on the pitch. A big US advantage has been fitness in the heat. That said, the US tends to strike early and flood the opposition’s defense, then shift to 5 defenders.

The Oranj are the current European champions, so it should be a good match.

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