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Preview of Spain vs. Sweden ahead of FIFA WWC Semis

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will see Spain play in the Semi-Finals for the first time. Interestingly, they are up against a team that has not lost a single Football match in its last 5 appearances. Also, Sweden will be playing the next knockout stage for the 5th time in their run on the field.

Jorge Wilda is confident that her side will move up the ladder. If they do, then this will be a historic moment for Spain to compete for the title. The coach has warned their opponents ahead of the fixture, stating that no team must be underestimated. Sweden has heard them loud & clear. The fact remains they are more confident of clinching the victory. This is evident from the fact that they have been able to beat the US and Japan – former winners of the tournament.

Simply put, Sweden is entering the next and final knockout round with full confidence, while Spain is ushering into uncharted territory. The only milestone that Spain has to boast about is eliminating the Netherlands, runners-up of the 2019 FIFA World Cup. Not that entering the Semis for the first time is not a motivating factor. Still, the single GD over the previous runners-up will keep them going strong.

Spain and Sweden have locked horns on two occasions before the upcoming round. One event ended in a single-goal draw, while the other saw Spain remain goalless against the only winning edge netted by Sweden.

Spain has won 9 of its previous 10 Football matches. As for the tournament, Spain has a ratio of 4/5, and Sweden has 5/5 in terms of win/loss. Spain has had a better run with a total of 15 goals, conceding just 6 goals. Sweden has a statistic of 11 nets and 2 beats.

There may not be any change in the line-up of Spain. It was 4-3-3 against the Netherlands. Alexias Putellas is expected to enter the field later. She will be benched for the initial ignition. Salma Paralluelo stood out as a star for Spain in the previous round. Chances are she will be run for the entire 90-minute game without skipping a single second.

Australia and England will play the Semis on the next day. Online FIFA betting sites are favoring Sweden against Spain but are dubious about the second installment. Co-hosts want to win for their fans. England only wants to reach the final and see how things work out from that point. Teams to lose in the Semis of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will contest for the 3rd and 4th place on August 19, 2023.

The next day will give the world the world champions of the FIFA Women’s global tournament. Fans may have their sentiments attached to Spain for their efforts. It is highly likely that they even win in the penalty shootout. However, Sweden continues to have a better chance of advancing to the Final round of the tournament.

Janice Graziano

Janice has joined Times of Casino team as a casino news writer. Along with writing, she is additionally a content manager. Janice has over five years of experience in inscribing. Her zealousness for casino and online gaming draw her to casino industry. In her spare time, she relishes playing online poker games.

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