U.S. coach Jill Ellis and player Christen Press answered questions from the media on Wednesday (June 19) Press said a loss to the Swedes in 2016 has stuck with her and her team-mates and that failure will be foremost in their minds on Thursday (June 20).
The Swedes eliminated the Americans in the quarterfinals of the Olympics in Brazil three years ago. The Swedish keeper Hedvig Lindhal and coach Peter Gerhardsson acknowledged that the
U.S. squad will be looking for revenge and the Gerhardsson said the U.S. team poses many different threats which will be a challenge to contend with.
Both teams have secured sports in the tournament’s knockout round but each squad will need a win to top the group.
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