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Sweden eases past Canada to reach Women’s World Cup quarterfinals

Stina Blackstenius scored early in the second half and Sweden advanced to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Canada on Monday night.

Blacktenius scored in the 55th minute. Canada had a chance to pull even in the 69th but goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl stopped Janine Beckie’s penalty kick after a handball was called on Kosovare Asllani.

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Ninth-ranked Sweden will face No. 2 Germany in a quarterfinal on Saturday in Rennes. Germany advanced to the quarterfinals for the eighth straight time, beating African champion Nigeria 3-0 on Saturday.

Sweden was eliminated with a 4-1 round of 16 loss to Germany four years ago at the World Cup in Canada.

Westlake Legal Group SwedenCanada720 Sweden eases past Canada to reach Women's World Cup quarterfinals Paris fox-news/sports/soccer/the-world-cup fox-news/sports/soccer fox-news/newsedge/sports/womens-world-cup fnc/sports fnc Associated Press article ace4661e-df03-512e-ab96-b95279459708

Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius, left, celebrates scoring the only goal of Monday’s match. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Beckie took the penalty rather than captain Christine Sinclair, whose 182 goals remain two shy of matching the record set by retired American Abby Wambach.

Sinclair, who had a goal in Canada’s final group stage match against the Netherlands, is the second player to score in five straight World Cups, joining Brazil’s Marta. Eight of Sinclair’s goals have come against Sweden.

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Sweden finished second in its group behind the defending champion U.S. The Swedes wrapped up the group with a 2-0 loss to the Americans, who they famously knocked out of the quarterfinals at the 2016 Olympics.

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Sweden has been to all eight World Cups since the women’s tournament started in 1991. Its best finish was runner up in 2003.

Fifth-ranked Canada, which finished second in its group after a 2-1 loss to the Dutch, has bronze medals in the last two Olympics but fell to England in the quarterfinals at the 2015 World Cup on home soil.

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