Sweden’s women’s football team surprised the world champions USA 3-0 at Tokyo Stadium in their opener at the Olympic Games.
Forward Stina Blackstenius scored on either side of the break, before substitute Lina Hurtig took the lead in Sweden’s third goal with 20 minutes remaining.
The United States was undefeated in 44 games leading up to the Olympics.
They were eliminated by silver-winning Sweden on penalties in the quarterfinals five years ago.
Sweden were without Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson, while the United States started with key players Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan.
Elsewhere, veteran striker Marta has scored twice as much Brazil beaten China 5-0.
GB team went down in a winning start thanks to a brace from Ellen White as they beat comfortably Chile 2-0 in their first Group E match.
Later Wednesday, the hosts Japan to play Canada (11:30 am BST), Zambia take the Netherlands (12h00 BST) and Australia face New Zealand (12:30 p.m. BST).
- 2AnderssonReplaced byRowingat 88 ‘minutes
- 16AngeldalReplaced byBennisonat 75 ‘minutes
- tenJakobssonReplaced byJanogyat 75 ‘minutes
- 18RolföReplaced bySchoughat 63 ‘minutes
- 11BlacksteniusReplaced byQuicklyat 64 ‘minutes
- 2DunnReplaced byDavidsonat 80 ‘minutes
- 16LavelleReplaced byMewisat 80 ‘minutes
- 3MewisReplaced byEdgeat 45 ‘minutes
- 7HeatherReplaced byRapinoeat 64 ‘minutes
- 13MorganReplaced byLloydat 45 ‘minutes
- Yoshimi Yamashita
Match ends, Sweden 3, USA 0.
Second Half ends, Sweden 3, USA 0.
Free kick won Julie Ertz (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lina Hurtig (Sweden).
Failed attempt. Carli Lloyd (USA) header from the center of the box misses to the right. Passed by Tierna Davidson following a corner.
Corner, United States. Licensed by Hedvig Lindahl.
Attempt saved. Christen Press (USA) header from the center of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Tierna Davidson from a center.
Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (USA) header from the center of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Kelley O’Hara.
Attempt saved. Lindsey Horan (USA) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Carli Lloyd with a header pass.
Substitution, Sweden. Julia Roddar replaces Jonna Andersson.
Failed attempt. Christen Press (USA) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Megan Rapinoe from a center.
Offside, United States. Abby Dahlkemper with a through ball, Megan Rapinoe is caught offside.
Substitution, United States. Kristie Mewis replaces Rose Lavelle.
Substitution, United States. Tierna Davidson replaces Crystal Dunn.
free kick won Christen Press (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jonna Andersson (Sweden).
Dangerous play by Rose Lavelle (USA).
Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Sweden. Kosovare Asllani with a pass, however Lina Hurtig is caught offside.
Foul by Julie Ertz (USA).