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Sweden v Thailand Live Commentary, 16/06/2019

FT
5 - 1
SWE
THA
L. Sembrant (6)
K. Asllani (19)
F. Rolfö (42)
L. Hurtig (81)
E. Rubensson (90+6 pen)
K. Sungngoen (90+1)
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Commentary

That's all from us today folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
It now looks like Sweden will battle it out for top spot in Group F with the United States, who face Chile later tonight. Thailand have conceded 18 goals so far in this tournament and they still have one more game left to play.
Sweden beat Thailand 5-1 to secure their place in the last 16, with second-half goals from Hurtig and Rubensson wrapping up the victory, after they led 3-0 at the break. Thailand defended much better in the second half and frustrated Sweden, but they finally managed to score on 81 minutes, thanks to Hurtig's header. Thailand then broke forward late on and managed to pull a goal back through their captain, Sung-Ngoen, which is their first goal of the tournament. However, Sweden were awarded a penalty late on after VAR showed that Chinwong had blocked a header with her arm. Rubensson then converted the penalty to score Sweden's fifth and final goal.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: SWEDEN 5-1 THAILAND
E. Rubensson
Penalty Goal
Sweden
90' + 6' GOOOAAALLL! Rubensson converts from the penalty spot and Sweden now lead 5-1! A cool finish from the Swedish midfielder, slotting the ball into the bottom corner.
N. Chinwong
Yellow Card
Thailand
90' + 5' Chinwong is booked for handling the ball, a few of the Thailand players aren't very happy with that decision.
90' + 5' SWEDEN PENALTY! The referee points to the spot after reviewing the footage of the handball incident, Chinwong protests but her arm is high as Hurtig's header strikes her from close range.
90' + 3' Sweden penalty shout! VAR are looking at a possible penalty for Sweden, after the ball appears to strike the arm of Chinwong after a header from Hurtig. Nothing was given on the pitch at the time, but the referee is going over to the TV to watch the replays.
T. Dangda
Assist
Thailand
90' + 1' Dangda spotted the run of Sung-Ngoen on the halfway line, with the Thailand skipper doing the rest with a fine run and finish.
K. Sungngoen
Goal
Thailand
90' + 1' GOOOAAALLL! Thailand have pulled a goal back and they have their first goal of the tournament, it's 4-1! Sung-Ngoen makes a great run in-behind the Sweden defence, she sprints through on goal and beats Lindahl at her near post with a powerful strike. Huge celebrations on the Thailand bench.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes of added time played.
S. Chuchuen
S. Intamee
Thailand
89' Final Thailand change now, with Intamee coming off and she has been replaced by Chuchuen.
89' CLOSE! Schough is fed the ball by Asllani deep inside the Thailand penalty area and she opts to go for goal herself from a tight angle, instead of squaring the ball to a team-mate. However, she drags her shot just wide of the post.
88' Just a few minutes left now, will we see anymore goals? Sweden are still pushing forward in search of a fifth.
86' The ball is whipped into the box instead of going for goal and no Thailand players are able to get on the end of it, with Lindahl gathering the ball.
84' Free-kick to Thailand in a good shooting position around 35 yards out, can they test Lindahl from here?
O. Waenngoen
O. Srimanee
Thailand
81' Thailand make another change just after the fourth Swedish goal, with Srimanee replaced by Waenngoen.
M. Eriksson
Assist
Sweden
81' Eriksson with another lovely ball into the penalty area, picking out Hurtig perfectly in the box.
L. Hurtig
Goal
Sweden
81' GOOOAAALLL! Sweden make it 4-0! They finally get their goal in the second half, with Hurtig powering a header into the top corner of the net, after a good ball into the box by Eriksson. The winger raced into the penalty area completely unmarked and couldn't miss from there.
79' Only Spain (27) and the USA (40) attempted more shots on the opening matchday than Sweden (24), while opponents Thailand attempted the fewest shots across the 24 teams at the tournament (2), although they were the only team to direct all of their attempts on target.
M. Larsson
A. Anvegård
Sweden
77' Sweden make their third and final substitution, with Anvegard coming off the pitch and she has been replaced by Larsson.
75' Sweden have had just eight shots towards goal in the second half, they had 20 in the opening half, which shows how well the Thailand defence have performed since the break.
73' There is still plenty of time left on the clock to see some more goals here, but Sweden haven't tested Boonsing in the Thailand goal since the opening couple of minutes of the second half.
71' This is a much better performance by Thailand compared to their opening game against the USA, there are a few positives they can take from this match, keeping Sweden at bay so far in the second half.
O. Schough
C. Seger
Sweden
69' Another Sweden substitution, with Seger coming off and she has been replaced by Schough. Asllani is now wearing the captains armband for Sweden.
68' First piece of action for Lindahl! Thailand manage to get some players forward as they counter, with Janogy getting into the box and she tries to fire a shot at goal, but's blocked and Lindahl easily gathers.
66' Despite not being able to get out their own half at the moment, Thailand are defending much better, staying in their formation and not allowing Sweden any time or space to play the ball around the final third.
64' Sweden are still pushing forward in search of a fourth goal, but they aren't playing with as much pace and intensity as before and Thailand are defending well.
62' Thailand have lost both of their Women’s World Cup games against European nations by a 0-4 scoreline (vs Norway and Germany in 2015).
60' It's all Sweden at the moment, with Thailand unable to get out of their own half. They haven't shown any signs of getting back into this game.
58' Stoppage in play here as Hurtig is down on the pitch after the ball smacks her in the face. The referee stops play due to it being a head injury.
O. Srimanee
R. Thongsombut
Thailand
56' Thailand make their first substitution of the game, with Thongsombut coming off and she has been replaced by Srimanee.
54' As it stands, Sweden will secure qualification to the knockout stages of the tournament, with the United States and Chile facing off later today.
52' Close! Hurtig with a free header at the near post after a corner, but she doesn't make a great connection with it, as the ball strikes her shoulder and goes wide of the goal.
51' Sweden are continuing to dominate the game, just as they did the first half, but Thailand are defending better so far, getting everyone back behind the ball.
49' Four of Sweden's five goals in this year's World Cup have been left-footed strikes, with Sembrant's header in this match the only exception.
47' GOOD SAVE! Boonsing with an excellent stop to deny Janogy from close range, the substitute almost makes it 4-0 with her first touch of the game! Asllani with a good run into the box, her shot is blocked and then Janogy tries to convert the rebound but is thwarted by the Thailand keeper.
46' The second half is underway!
M. Janogy
F. Rolfö
Sweden
46' Sweden have made a change before the start of the second half, with Rolfo replaced by Janogy.
Thailand are yet to test Lindahl in the Sweden goal, who have hardly allowed Thailand any possession of the ball and they will be looking to extend their lead even further in the second half, closing the goal difference gap on the United States.
It's been all Sweden in this first half and they lead 3-0 at the break, with Sembrant breaking the deadlock after just five minutes to ease any Swedish nerves. Asllani doubled their lead shortly after, before Rolfo made it three late on. They could and should be further ahead, with numerous chances to score, including a couple for Asllani, who has been heavily involved in attack so far. Thailand have sat back and tried to soak up the pressure as they just can't get out of their own half at times.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: SWEDEN 3-0 THAILAND
T. Dangda
Yellow Card
Thailand
45' Dangda is the first player to be shown a yellow card today, after Hurtig is caught late and the Sweden winger has to receive some medical treatment. This yellow card means that she will miss the final group game due to suspension.
44' Thailand were 3-0 down against the United States at half-time in their opening game as well. It might be a case of damage limitation now.
F. Rolfö
Goal
Sweden
42' GOOOAAALLL! Sweden get another, it's 3-0! Rolfo with a fine strike from the edge of the box after Thailand fail to clear the danger. Boonsing manages to get a hand to the ball, but she can't stop it from flying into the top corner of the net.
41' Good move! Sung-Ngoen does really well to dribble all the way into the Sweden penalty area, she then tries to curl the ball to Khueanpet, but she goes down under pressure and the ball flies out of play.
39' There's not long left until the break now, can Sweden extend their lead before the break? Or, will Thailand manage to pull one back before half-time?
37' The Thailand supporters are still getting behind their team, cheering them on and it's them who are making the most noise inside the stadium at the moment.
35' Another free header for Sweden inside the penalty area, they are dominating their opponents in the air. Sweden win a corner, which they take short and Glas gets a quick cross into the box, with Eriksson heading the ball towards goal, but it's straight at Boonsing who makes a straightforward save.
33' The pace of the game has dropped in the last few minutes, with Sweden not showing as much intensity up front and they seem happy to see this game out to the break at 2-0
31' Free-kick to Sweden in a good position, which Rubensson whips into the penalty area and Rubensson rises highest the box, but she heads the ball over the crossbar.
29' As we approach the half an hour mark here, it's Sweden who lead 2-0 and they look very strong, with Thailand really struggling at the back and it looks like there could be a few more goals in this game.
27' Asllani has been directly involved in three goals in her two Women's World Cup cup games in 2019 (two goals, one assist) - she was involved in none in three games in the 2015 tournament.
25' HUGE CHANCE! Sweden with a great opportunity to make it 3-0! Asllani is once again involved, but she fires the ball high over the crossbar from close range, after a good cross from the right by Rolfo. She should've scored there.
23' Wild effort! Rolfo with a terrible shot from long range, she takes it on the volley and sends the ball well over the Thailand crossbar.
21' The ball is coming straight back at Thailand every time they clear it, the pressure from Sweden is relentless at the moment.
K. Asllani
Goal
Sweden
19' GOOOAAALLL! Sweden double their lead, it's 2-0! Asllani with the second goal from close range at the near post. Hurtig had the first chance, powering a header towards the top corner, that Boonsing manages to push away, but the ball doesn't go out of play and Asllani picks it up on the touchline and then fires it past the Thailand keeper.
17' Another chance! Asllani finds space in the middle of the penalty area as the ball is whipped low into the box, she fires a first-time shot at goal, but doesn't get enough pace on it and Boonsing comfortably gathers.
15' Good spell for Thailand, they are starting to threaten on the counter-attack, with Sweden playing a high defensive line so Thailand are able to find space in-behind.
13' It's all Sweden at the moment, they are camped inside the Thailand final third, who are struggling to get a touch on the ball. It could be a long afternoon for the Thailand players.
11' Sembrant's goal after just five minutes and 24 seconds is the earliest to be scored in a Women's World Cup match this year.
9' CHANCE! Rolfo once again with the opportunity for Sweden. The winger gets past a couple of Thailand players in the box and manages to work space for a shot from around the penalty spot, but she drills the ball high and wide of the goal.
8' Decent effort! Rolfo cuts inside and tries to curl the ball into the back of the net, but it's too close to the Thailand keeper, who makes a comfortable save.
E. Rubensson
Assist
Sweden
6' Sweden had a couple of players lined up to head that ball into the net, a superb delivery by Rubensson.
L. Sembrant
Goal
Sweden
6' GOOOAAALLL! Sweden lead 1-0! The perfect start to the game and that's the fastest goal of the tournament so far. They were awarded a free-kick deep inside the Thailand half and Rubensson whipped a lovely ball into the penalty area, with Sembrant getting to the ball first and powering it into the back of the net.
4' CLOSE! Eriksson whips a good cross into the box from the left wing, with Asllani meeting it in the six-yard box, but she heads the ball over the crossbar and onto the top of the net. Bright start by Sweden.
3' It took Sweden a while to break down Chile in the opening game, not scoring until the 83rd minute, but they are already pushing forward in numbers in the early stages of this game, looking for an early opening goal.
1' We're underway!
The teams are out on the pitch and the anthems are underway, stay tuned for all of the match action!
Sweden make two changes to the side that beat Chile, with Anvegard and Hurtig coming into the starting XI, with Blackstenius and Jakobsson dropping to the bench. Meanwhile Thailand make four changes to their line-up, with Boonsing replacing Chor-Charoenying in goal.
THAILAND SUBS: Saowalak Pengngam, Pornpirun Philawan, Orathai Srimanee, Sudarat Chuchuen, Sukanya Chor-Charoenying, Tiffamy Sornpao, Khwanrudi Saengchan, Orapin Waen-Ngoen, Duangnapa Sritala, Warunee Phetwiset, Kanjanaporn Saenkhun, Wilaiporn Boothduang.
THAILAND (4-5-1): Waraporn Boonsing; Ainon Phancha, Natthakarn Chinwong, Pitsamai Somsai, Sunisa Srangthaisong; Taneekarn Dangda, Silawan Intamee, Pikul Khueanpet, Suchawadee Nildamrong, Rattikan Thongsombut; Kanjana Sung-Ngoen.
SWEDEN SUBS: Jennifer Falk, Julia Zigiotti Olme, Madelen Janogy, Zecira Musovic, Julia Roddar, Amanada Ilestedt, Jonna Andersson, Mimmi Larsson, Stina Blackstenius, Sofia Jakobsson, Nathalie Bjorn, Olivia Schough.
SWEDEN (4-2-3-1): Hedvig Lindahl; Hanna Glas, Nilla Fischer, Linda Sembrant, Magdalena Eriksson; Elin Rubensson, Caroline Seger; Lina Hurtig, Kosovare Asllani, Fridolina Rolfo; Anna Anvegard.
Meanwhile Thailand were thrashed 13-0 by the United States in their opening group game, the heaviest defeat in the history of the competition.
Sweden won their opening World Cup game for just the second time, beating Chile 2-0 after a lengthy thunderstorm delay in the second half. They won their opening two games in 2011 on their way to reaching the semi-finals.
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