The Spanish ladies’s staff will face this Tuesday the penultimate step to play the ultimate of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, a really demanding step just like the one represented by Sweden, a rival that’s tough to attain a purpose on this championship.
Thus, of the 4 survivors remaining on this World Cup, the Swedish staff has been capable of go away a clear sheet in three of its 5 video games, and has solely conceded a purpose from South Africa in its first sport (2-1 ) and by Japan within the quarterfinals (2-1). Two objectives that improve their defensive stage, similar to that of one other semifinalist, England, which has additionally conceded solely two objectives. Each have conceded one lower than Australia, which obtained all in the identical sport, the defeat towards Nigeria within the group stage (2-3), however has not collected the ball from the underside of its purpose within the different 4 video games, between them the final three.
In keeping with knowledge supplied by ‘Driblab’, Peter Gerhardsson’s staff is the one which has made essentially the most clearances of the 4 semifinalists (99) and the second in interception of photographs (47), to which is added the great functioning of their purpose, particularly Zecira Musovic, starter in 4 of the 5 video games and solely substitute within the technique of the group stage towards Argentina, through which Jennifer Falk performed.
Between them, they’ve signed 20 saves and a proportion of 91 %, with the headline being key within the spherical of 16 match towards the USA and being the ultimate door to knock down a bodily protection and with two central defenders already confirmed and with Expertise like Magdalena Eriksson (29 years previous), who this summer time has modified from Chelsea to Bayern, and Amanda Ilestedt (30).
On the wings, Jonna Andersson and Nathalie Bjorn could have loads of work as a result of it’s one other of the areas the place the Spanish staff assaults essentially the most, though it’s most probably that they may obtain fixed assist from one of many midfielders there.
Additionally, to additional complicate issues for Spain’s offensive gear, Sweden tends to build up loads of gamers within the center and it doesn’t look like they are going to be too aggressive in urgent up entrance both. On this World Cup, they’ve solely produced 36 ball steals within the final third, and towards a staff like the USA that they had no downside ceding possession with simply 33 %.
From there, in assault it’s normally fairly vertical and direct, with solely 90 lateral facilities, a determine that’s virtually half of that signed by the Spanish staff, which may be very dedicated to attacking from the edges. Sweden makes much less in comparison with Spain (2,301 passes –1,764 accomplished– in comparison with the three,558 of the Spanish –3,025–), however they’ve scored eleven objectives in 23 photographs on purpose, proof of their good offensive effectiveness, for the 48 that Jorge Vilda’s staff wanted to attain their 14 objectives.