Sweden won third place in the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand by beating Australia 2-0. The Swedish team got their goals through a penalty by Fridolina Rolfo in the 30th minute and another by Kosovare Asllani in the 62nd minute. This victory marks the fourth time that Sweden has taken third place in this tournament, having achieved the same position in 1991, 2011, and 2019.The match took place before the final between Spain and England. Sweden faced this game like a balm after their semifinal loss to Spain, a team that had no experience in the final rounds of the Women’s World Cup and had never beaten Sweden. Prior to the semi-final, Sweden had eliminated defending champions the United States in the round of 16 and Japan in the quarter-finals.Despite the loss, this was Australia’s best performance at a women’s World Cup. “The Matildas”, as they are known, reached the semi-final but were beaten 3-1 by England. Australian star Sam Kerr expressed his disappointment with the result but also noted the enthusiasm and support of the fans.Both teams kept the same lineup they used in the semifinals. The match was tipped in Sweden’s favor after a penalty was awarded following a foul by Clare Hunt on player Stina Blackstenius. Rolfo converted the penalty into the first goal. Kosovare Asllani increased the lead with the second goal in the second half.Despite their disappointment at not reaching the final, the Australian players expressed their pride in the team’s performance during the tournament and the support of the fans. They considered that these four weeks have been significant in their careers, and they hope to have inspired future generations.