Quarterfinal: Brasil v Sweden [R]

Discussion in 'Women's International' started by nsa, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Brasil blew out Norway in the group play and Sweden plays a similar style. Will the result be the same in the afternoon sun at Foxboro?
     
  2. BrianLBI

    BrianLBI BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 7, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think this will be an entertaining match. I'm half wondering if Brazil may be looking past this match to the semis. That would be a mistake.

    Brian
     
  3. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No sun today. Cloudy and cool. Highs near 60. We had rain this morning. There is still a slight chance of rain this evening. The weather will be more to Sweden's liking. (The Scots would call this a sunny day. ;) )
     
  4. nsa

    nsa Member+

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    New England Revolution
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    United States
  5. Woody-99

    Woody-99 Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Germany
    The article at cybersoccernews stated that Sweden and Norway play similar styles. I've read this before but can't agree with that. I don't see Sweden normally using long balls to succees. They have a very effective midfield.
     
  6. Tsunami

    Tsunami Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    SD, CA
    Club:
    Arsenal LFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Swedes plan to focus their aggression against Brazil

    “Our tactic will be to focus on our objective and be aggressive,” said Sweden head coach Marika Domanski-Lyfors. “We must put pressure on them when they have the ball and not give away any space like Norway did against Brazil. They are a dangerous and good opponent.”

    http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/03/en/030930/1/b6y.html
     
  7. Awe-Inspiring

    Awe-Inspiring New Member

    Jan 18, 2000
    This game will show if the Norway win was the real Brazil or a fluke. I am inclined to think the former.
     
  8. DennisM

    DennisM Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Nya Sverige
    Attacking-wise, Sweden is more attractive. They spread around the type of passes to get the ball downfield. And Vickan and Hanna are often on the receiving end of some solid through balls or passes into space.
     
  9. DennisM

    DennisM Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Nya Sverige
    Lineups:

    Brazil:

    Andreia
    Simone
    Juliana
    Tania
    Renata Costa
    Formiga
    Marta
    Rosana
    Maicon
    Katia
    Daniela

    Sweden:
    Jönsson
    Westberg
    Törnqvist
    Marklund
    Moström
    Larsson
    Andersson
    Ljungberg
    Svensson
    Sjoestrom
    Österberg

    Bench:

    Michelle
    Rafeala
    Kelly
    Cristiane
    Giselle
    Monica
    Renata
    Priscila
    Milene ????????

    Sweden:

    Bengtsson
    Nordin
    Lundgren
    Johansson
    Fagerström
    Sjögran
    Olsson
    Call
    Öqvist
     
  10. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Game's on. Sweden has their backup keeper in the game because they are concerned that the starter may have ingested something that contained a controlled substance and yanked her from the lineup.

    10 mins - 0x0
     
  11. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
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    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Sweden 1x0 Svensson header in the 23rd
     
  12. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    1-1; Marta hits home a PK. good! nothing like an equalizer right before HT to boost team morale and to frustrate the opponent.
     
  13. Crazy Old Lady

    Crazy Old Lady New Member

    May 22, 2003
    just outside Atlanta
    Club:
    Atlanta Beat
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    That "penalty" was given for a perfectly executed DIVE. This Ref is another example of the somewhat bizarre, inconsistent officiating.

    PS:- am a fan of neither team. Just want to see a great game.
     
  14. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    Sweden is winning again, 2-1.
     
  15. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    lots of fouls...
     
  16. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Granted she dived, but I thought she was also tripped, just embelished it.

    Anyways, the non-call on Katia was less certain, though I think Katia got her two own legs tangled up in addition to being pushed.
     
  17. Crazy Old Lady

    Crazy Old Lady New Member

    May 22, 2003
    just outside Atlanta
    Club:
    Atlanta Beat
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Totally agree.Could have gone either way.The Ref allowed so much extremely physical play that she seemed to lose control of the game at times.
     
  18. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
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    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
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    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought the free kick from Andersson was world class - men's or women's.

    Even the first goal was essentially from a set piece. The throw-in near the corner set up an easy cross for Mostroem. Svensson (my player of the match) had plenty of time to sight the goal and bury the header.
     
  19. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    i didn't see the first penalty, but katia was definitely taken down in stoppage time, should have been a clear penalty - but yeah that ref calls a weird match
     
  20. nsa

    nsa Member+

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    Feb 22, 1999
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
  21. DennisM

    DennisM Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Nya Sverige
    I thought that the free kick was great. So was Vickan's header. Others that the gk should have been over to that side on the kick. I don't know. Anyway, Katia was pushed and her legs were tangled up too. It's a debate.
     
  22. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    the phrase was pushed and the fact that legs were "tangled" with the sweden player coming from behind should tell you that there really isn't much to debate - that was about as clear as a penalty gets
     

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