The new World Cup day was opened this Sunday by the Swedish team in a confrontation against the South African team, although the surprise came in the last match of the day. The ‘bleus’ couldn’t get past 0-0 against Jamaica, which they convinced —but didn’t win— after their confrontation against one of the most promising teams in the competition. With this result, the ‘reggae girlz’ become one of the surprises of this Women’s World Cup. The French draw and other outstanding moments will be analyzed live from New Zealand on ‘Area F Mundial’, the program broadcast by Diario As, EL PAIS and Cadena SER from 12:00 to 14:00.
The Swedes had to come back from 1-0 down in the first game the day after the South Africans took the lead early in the second half. The person in charge of opening the scoring for the ‘blagult’ was Fridolina Rolfö, a FC Barcelona player, who suffered again from her knee injury. Ilestedt ended up giving her team the victory with a goal on the brink of the end of the match. The players took to the field of play before the initial whistle wearing a shirt belonging to the young Hanna Lundviskt, who was injured in concentration a week before the start of the competition.
The game that pitted the Netherlands against Portugal was resolved faster than the previous match. Jonker’s men scored the first goal —and the only one of the game— in the 12th minute with a great corner kick from Stephanie van der Gragt. The Dutch dominated the match from start to finish, although they were unable to extend their advantage while the Portuguese defended tooth and nail to leave a good image in their first ever World Cup event.
The space hosted by Guillermo Casquero together with Amalia Fra, Sonia Lus and Jorge Quixano, will analyze Vilda and Spain’s plan to face Zambia and also the minute by minute of the matches of this day, which highlights the debut of the German and Brazilian teams in this Women’s World Cup and the confrontation between ‘la albiceleste’ led by Estefania Banini and the Italian team with the debut of Giulia Dragoni, player of FC Barcelona B.
Source: EL PAIS