World Cup Daily - Sweden V USA Looks To Be A Cracker

Here is all you need to know about Sunday's action
18:00, 05 Aug 2023

2019 finalists USA and the Netherlands are both in round of 16 action on Sunday. Reigning champions USA take on Sweden while the Dutch face South Africa. Here is everything you need to know about the day’s action.

Netherlands v South Africa

Where: Allianz Stadium, Sydney

When: 3am (BST)/ 12pm (AEST)

TV: BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website

Referee: TBC

Last meeting: Netherlands 5-1 South Africa (Friendly, 2022)

Netherlands’ group stage results: 1-0 win v Portugal, 1-1 draw v USA, 0-7 win v Vietnam

South Africa’s group stage results: 2-1 loss v Sweden, 2-2 draw v Argentina, 3-2 win v South Africa

The Netherlands have looked sharp at the World Cup so far as they look to go one step further than 2019 and claim their first world title. The 2017 European champions were the better side against the USA in their group stage stalemate and Jill Roord already has three goals to her name so far.

South Africa are on cloud nine after making it to the knockout stage for the first time in their history. They pulled off an excellent shock against Italy last time out but they will be facing a much tougher team in the Netherlands on this occasion.

Betfred odds: Netherlands 1/5, South Africa 9/1, Draw 5/1

Sweden v USA

Where: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne 

When: 10am (BST)/ 7pm (AEST)


Referee: TBC

Last meeting: Sweden 3-0 USA (Olympics, 2021)

Sweden's group stage results: 2-1 win v South Africa, 5-0 win v Italy, 0-2 win v Argentina

USA’s group stage results: 3-0 win v Vietnam, 1-1 draw v Netherlands, 0-0 draw v Portugal

Sweden have been most impressive at the World Cup so far having won all three of their group stage matches. Amanda Ilestedt has three goals already in this tournament and she will be hungry for more against the USA. The Stars and Stripes have not looked as frightening as they usually do on this stage after a surprising group stage performance. USA will need to rediscover the form that has seen them win the previous two editions if they are to match up against this in-form Sweden side.

Betfred odds: Sweden 12/5, USA 21/20, Draw 21/10

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