Sweden beats North Korea 1-0 in Women`s World Cup

Last Updated: Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 20:22

Augsburg, Germany: Sweden moved to the top of Group C at the Women`s World Cup on Saturday, beating North Korea 1-0 on a second-half goal by Lisa Dahlkvist.

North Korea played with five teenagers in its starting lineup and wilted in the second half. It was eliminated from the tournament with two losses.

The United States can join the Swedes at the top of Group C — and qualify both teams for the quarterfinals — if it beats Colombia in a later game in Sinsheim.

Sweden scored in the 64th minute when Linda Forsberg crossed into the middle and Therese Sjogran picked out the unmarked Dahlkvist for an easy finish from close range.

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First Published: Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 20:22

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