Sweden vs Australia Highlights: Women’s World Cup 2023 Third Place Match

Sweden beat third-placed Australia at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup (on FOX and FOX Sports app) at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

With a goal in each half, Sweden found success with its relentless attacking pressure and clean finishing of chances. Australia competed hard, bolstered by a raucous home crowd, but ultimately could not find the net, and Sweden finished third at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Here are the highlights of the third place match!

Final: Sweden 2, Australia 0

95′: Sweden’s third!

With the win, Sweden became the first nation to finish third in the FIFA Women’s World Cup four times.

77′: Kerr hits the ground

Sam Kerr took a hard hit and stayed on the ground briefly, but she regained her feet and walked off the field to thunderous applause from her home crowd.

70′: Lightning-quick reflex

Sweden’s Musovic reacted quickly to confusion in the box following a free kick to prevent Australia from getting back into the game.

62′: Double it!

Sweden’s aggressive pressure paid off as they took the field in transition and Kosovar Aslani put the ball into the far corner of the net to give Sweden a 2-0 lead.

Sweden’s Kosovare Aslani scored against Australia in the 62nd.

52′: Swing into the second half

Sweden came out of the gate with renewed energy in the second half, finding gaps in defense and launching break attacks.

51′: Kerr breaks through

In first-half extra time, Musovic made a brilliant save to keep out Sam Kerin’s rocket, keeping Sweden ahead at half-time.

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30′: First goal of the match!

After a foul was called for Australia in the box, Sweden were awarded a penalty kick and Rolfo capitalized with a clinical finish to put his side 1-0 up.

Sweden’s Fridolina Rolbo scores against Australia in the 30′.

Sweden's Fridolina Rolbo scores against Australia in the 30'.

26′: Header, off the post

Fridolina Rolfo connected with her header but the ball bounced heartbreakingly off the crossbar.

23′: Raso on frame

Hailey Raso controlled a cross and fired a shot on goal, but Swedish goalkeeper Jesira Muzovic got enough of a hand on the ball to deflect it away.

17′: The Matildas make their moves

Despite heavy pressure from Sweden to start the game, the Australian attack found its footing and began to create chances in the final third of the field.

3′: Full speed ahead

Sweden repeatedly entered the opposition box and applied pressure in the first few minutes, but Australian goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold handled the attacks with composure.


Setting the stage

The “World Cup NOW” crew previewed the match live ahead of kickoff on social media.

Starting lines

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