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FULL TIME USA 0-0 Sweden
They play only the 2nd 0-0 draw between these sides, as USA move top of Group D.
USA have a corner. Rapinoe’s ball is cleared by Lindahl. Then Rapinoe puts another ball, and under pressure from Morgan, Lindahl clears.
USA have corner now. Rapinoe’s ball is cleared to Klingenberg who plays the ball to Morgan whose header misses, but she was also offside.
Sweden have a corner. Rubensson launches the ball, but the ref sees a Swedish foul
Alex Morgan replaces Leroux
76 mins – CLOSE
Rubensson his headed down by Sembrant to Seger who shots with her right, but her shot is headed is cleared off the line by Klingenberg, onto the crossbar and clear.
Sweden has a free-kick on the left headed behind for a corner.
Emilia Appelqvist replaces Sjogran.
Jakobsson makes the room and from the edge of the box her shot is defelcted behind by Sauerbrunn. Sjogran’s corner is cleared.
72 mins – CLOSE
Great cross from Rapinoe who picks out Wombach, but she heads into the ground, and Lindahl saves. Then Rapinoe picked out Lloyd with her corner, but she heads over.
Linda Sembrant replaced Nilsson. Sembrant did come off the bench to score against Nigeria.
Rapinoe’s corner is claimed by Lindahl.
Abby Wombach replaces Christen Press. Listen to the noise!
USA have a corner. Rapinoe’s ball is played to Holiday. Her shot hits Fischer and it spins towards Leroux but she misses the target.
64 mins – CLOSE
Rapainoe curls the ball towards the far post with a super ball, but Samuelsson heads the ball off Lloyd and behind. Goal saving header.
Leroux gets into a dangerous position but she places her cross into the side-netting. The crowd launch a Mexican Wave.
59 mins – USA Substitution
Amy Rodriguez replaces Morgan Brian.
60 mins – Penalty Appeal
USA have a penalty appeal as header from Leroux bounces up and Fischer seems to handle the ball. Nothing given.
Sjrogan’s ball finds Samuelsson free down the left, but she panics as she misses the target.
Press makes the room in the box, but shoots well over.
USA have a corner. Rapinoe’s ball causes problems but the ref spots a foul.
Sjogran pass beats the defence, but Schelin miscontrols. Chance gone.
Sjogran turns and shoots from 35 yards, but her effort just doesn’t dip enough and goes over.
Good play from Sweden as they work the ball out to the right, but Jakobsson messes up her cross and it goes behind.
Lina Nillson has an effort, but she fails to hit the target.
Press’ pass goes past Rapinoe who fails to shoot, but Lloyd’s shot forces Lindahl to tip the ball over. USA can’t do anything with the corner.
SECOND HALF STARTS
USA kicks off the second half.
HALF TIME USA 0-0 Sweden
USA have a free-kick from 25 yards by Rapinoe’s effort is skied over.
Seger shoots from the edge of the box, but her shot is defelcted behind.
USA have a corner cleared, but they recycle the ball well and Krieger’s shot is saved low down by Lindahl.
Brian’s right wing cross finds Leroux, but she can’t get enough on her header.
A Sweden corner is cleared to Seger whose shot takes a deflection off Leroux. It hits her hand, but was it deliberate? The penalty is not given.
Schelin’s right-wing cross is cleared behind.
Both sides are passing the ball around well, but have yet to carve out a great chance yet.
USA have a free-kick on the left, 35 yard from goal. Rapinoe’s ball picks out Johnston, but she can’t get any direction on her header.
The first half gets underway.
All Times in British Summer Time (BST)
(4-4-2) Hope Solo, Alex Krieger, Julie Johnston, Becky Suerbrunn, Meghan Klingenberg, Morgan Brian, Carli Lloyd (c), Lauren Holiday, Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press, Sydney Leroux
(4-4-2) Hedvig Lindahl, Elin Rubensson, Amanda Ilestedt, Nilla Fischer, Jessica Samuelsson, Sofia Jokobsson, Lisa Dahlkvist, Caroline Seger, Lina Nilsson, Therese Sjogran, Lotta Schelin (c)
Welcome to my live-text coverage of USA vs Sweden. This is the fourth time in a row these two have met in the group stages, and Sweden are the only team to have beaten USA in the group stage.