Sweden in a must-win situation against Brazil

​It’s a must win for Sweden when they take on Brazil in the last round of the group matches at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup underway in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The Group A match will kick off tonight at 7pm local time (Sunday, November 20) at the PNG Football Stadium which has a seating capacity of 5 000.

Both teams share three points however Brazil is running second to North Korea due to points for and against.

Both teams have each registered a loss and a win so far in the tournament.

Brazil defeated PNG 9-0 in their first match but lost to North Korea 4-2 in the second match.

Sweden lost to North Korea in their first game and defeated PNG 6-0 in the second game.

If the match ends up in a draw, Brazil will have the upper hand as they’re five goals ahead of Sweden in the tournament.

Sweden currently boasts the top scorer so far in the tournament, forward Stina Blackstenius who has four goals to her name.

The European team will be banking on Blackstenius to score more goals for them.

Brazil will be banking on its top scorers so far in the tournament including Brena and Gabi Nunes who have scored three goals each and Yasmin with two goals to her name.

Bottom team PNG takes on top team North Korea in the other match of Group A.

The top two teams of each group advance to the quarter-finals which kick off on November 24.

Quintina Naime