Sweden started quickly with the advantage of an early goal to secure a lead in Nice, south-eastern France. The Swedish open the goal during the 11th minute of the game.
Towards the end of the first half, the score sheet ended 2-1 in favor of the Swedish team, with the Swedish player Sofia Jakobsson scoring at (22′) and the other by the Lionesses’ Fran Kirby(31′).
However little controversy was present as VAR ruled out the goal score by the England’s Ellen White in the 32nd minute which showed that she touched the ball with her hand.
The Lionesses ramped up the pressure in the second half, thoroughly testing the Swedish defence.
But despite some solid play — including two corner shots at the 89th minute — they were unable to change the score to their advantage and relinquished their 2015 bronze medal to the Scandinavian team.
The USA and the Netherlands will battle it out for the title on Sunday from 1700 CET.