Brazil and Sweden tie 1-all at halftime

​Brazil went in clear crowd favourites in the second match of the night against Sweden at the PNG Football Stadium.

They wasted no time attacking the Sweden goal mouth but missed two goals in the first six minutes of the match in Group A of the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

Both teams have won and lost one match each and they played a fast game tonight with a lot of aggression on both sides between the players.

A penalty to Sweden saw a corner kick forward Stina Blackstenius (9)  head the ball into Brazil's goal mouth in the 13th minute putting Swedes in front 1-0.

Brazil came back equalising the score at 1-all in the 30th minute with a goal from Gabi Nunes.

A head-but in the face by Brazil's Geyse in the 45th minute sent Sweden's Emma Holmgren on her back as medics rushed into the field.

She managed to get back on her feet and the match continued with an additional five minutes given.

Second half is now underway for the Group A match.

Fulltime report to come.

Sally Pokiton