The Assist of the Century (Sweden v Canada) is my favorite single offensive play ever. Victoria Svensson's quick-restart of a dead ball to Malin Moström, absolutely brilliant. I was so moved I wrote a doggerel verse about it more than a decade ago at these very boards in settlement of a bet; the key lines (including more names for us oldies) are these: "Then Hooper fouled Ljungberg, to the wonderment of all, And the referee in wisdom let our Vickan keep the ball; And in that perfect moment, just right when the whistle blew There ran Malin Moström, shrieking for a pass straight through Our Vickan put the ball right down, and sent a lovely pass That caught each lazy defender with thumb jammed up her ass It passed the cagey Nonen, and it passed the stalwart Hoop As Moström, mighty midfielder, upon the ball did swoop She took the time to aim her shot, and lined it up with care The Nike-pleather-covered sphere went curving through the air She went near-post on Swiatek, a most unpleasant route "Have that for thine instruction, hosers!" I was heard to shout." I'm not sure how I feel about the way I found this, which was to search myself for the word "pleather" but nevermind Let's hope for more saga-level heroics from Team Sweden today! Oh dear, I'm getting excited and hopeful. This is no good.