USA faces test against nemesis Sweeden for first place in group f


June 20, 2019 - 10:13 AM

Carli Lloyd of the USA in action against Chile on Sunday. RICHARD HEATHCOTE/GETTY IMAGES/TNS

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The United States will finally face a tough opponent in the Women’s World Cup, and it’s a team that embarrassed the Americans in their last significant tournament.

The defending champions wrap up the group stage today with a match against nemesis Sweden.

Which U.S. team shows up remains to be seen: The one that pounced on Thailand in the opener and celebrated every goal in a 13-0 rout, or the more staid team that downed Chile 3-0 and muted the celebration down to a golf clap.

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