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SportLindahl’s outstanding penalty save preserves Sweden win (video)

00:40  25 june  2019
00:40  25 june  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Hedvig Lindahl saved a second half penalty to preserve Sweden ’ s advantage in a 1-0 win over Canada in the Women’ s World Cup Round of Perhaps the decision was made because Sinclair was saved and Beckie scored when Canada lost to Sweden in penalties during the Algarve Cup in March.

Hedvig Lindahl saved a second half penalty to preserve Sweden ’ s advantage in a 1-0 win over Canada in the Women’ s World Cup Round of Perhaps the decision was made because Sinclair was saved and Beckie scored when Canada lost to Sweden in penalties during the Algarve Cup in March.

Lindahl’s outstanding penalty save preserves Sweden win (video)© AP Photo/Michel Euler Hedvig Lindahl saved a second half penalty to preserve Sweden’s advantage in a 1-0 win over Canada in the Women’s World Cup Round of 16 on Monday.

Stina Blackstenius scored the game’s lone goal off a terrific 55th minute pass from Kosovare Asllani.

Sweden will meet Germany as part of a Saturday quarterfinal doubleheader.

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VAR awarded Canada its penalty after Desiree Scott’s blast from outside the 18 struck Asllani’s arm.

Janine Beckie went to her right, but Lindahl stretched to parry the torso-high drive.

It wasn’t a terrible penalty, rather a magnificent save. Still, the world was wondering why Christine Sinclair, two goals from matching Abby Wambach’s international record, didn’t go to the spot to do the business.

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Stina Blackstenius fired Sweden into the quarter-finals of the Women' s World Cup but they needed a penalty save from Hedvig Lindahl to edge out Canada 1-0 in Paris. A slow-burner of a game finally came to life in the second half, with Kosovare Asllani at the heart of it.

Stina Blackstenius fired Sweden into the quarter-finals of the Women’ s World Cup but they needed a penalty save from Hedvig Lindahl to beat Canada 1-0 in Paris. Sweden 1-0 Canada: Women' s World Cup 2019 – as it happened! Read more.

Perhaps the decision was made because Sinclair was saved and Beckie scored when Canada lost to Sweden in penalties during the Algarve Cup in March.

VAR then denied Sweden a chance from the spot. Ashley Lawrence committed a foul in the box, but the off-field officials spotted an offside in the build-up to keep Canada alive heading into the final stanza.

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