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Sweden coach blames players for Nigeria draw

09 June 2015, 12:17Soccer Laduma

Lagos - Sweden's senior women's football team coach, Pia Sundhage, has regretted her team's 3-3 draw with Nigeria at the FIFA Women's World Cup, and says she isn't happy about it.

The Swedes went into the break with a 2-0 lead, but let it slip when the Nigerians levelled at 2-2.

They then went ahead again during the closing stages of the match, but yet again couldn't hold on to the lead and Sundhage has expressed her disappointment at not getting all three points.

"We’re not happy that we gave up three goals, however, at the end of the day we got one point and there’s a good thing to bring to the next game," she said in her post-match interview.

Also Read: Oparanozie: Sweden draw feels like a win

The Sweden coach then went ahead to accuse her players of not going by their game plan.

"The game plan was different than what you saw. Again, we got one point and next time, when we play the States, I hope we will follow the game plan," she posited.

The game, which was played at the Winnipeg Stadium, saw the fans get value for their money as it was an enthralling encounter from start to finish, with the Nigerians having the upper hand for most parts.

Ngozi Okobi, Francesca Ordega and reigning African women's footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala all scored to ensure Nigeria earned a draw in Winnipeg.

The Swedes next play the USA, while Nigeria faces Australia in group D.


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