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Sweden cruise into knockouts at Women's World Cup

The Swedish team training. File photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall / TT

Published: 17.Jun.2019 06:57 hrs

Sweden cruised into the knockout stages of the Women's World Cup on Sunday after comfortably seeing off Thailand 5-1 to move top of Group F.

Peter Gerhardsson's side are three points ahead of tournament favourites the USA, who take on Chile later on Sunday in Paris, after a routine win that however saw emotional scenes when Kanjana Sung-Ngoen scored a late consolation goal for the Thais.

Linda Sembrant and Kosovare Asllani put the Swedes two up after 19 minutes with Fridolina Rolfo rifling a long-range finish three minutes before the break.

READ ALSO: 5 things to know about Sweden's chances in the Women's World Cup

Lina Hurtig headed home at the end of a flowing move with nine minutes left before the Thais, reeling from a humiliating record 13-0 defeat to the Americans in their opening match, restored pride through captain Sung-Ngoen's drilled near post finish.

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