A few days before the Copa America, the women’s team will play friendly with Sweden

A few days before the Copa America, the women's team will play friendly with Sweden

The CBF announced this Friday (8) that the Brazilian women’s team will play their final friendly against Sweden nine days before the start of the Copa América de Ftbol Feminino, which begins on 8 July. The Swedish team is the second best team in the world in the FIFA rankings, behind only the United States. The team also won a silver medal at the Tokyo Games.

The duel will mark the reunion of Sweden’s Pia Sundge, Brazil’s coach, with her country’s team. Pia was in charge of the Swedish team that won silver at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The first encounter between the two teams since the Games may have been an atmosphere of revenge: in the semi-finals of Rio 2016 it was actually Sweden who eliminated the Brazilian on penalties. The match Brazil vs Sweden is scheduled for June 28 at 1:30 PM (Brasilia time), Stockholm (Sweden). The commitment is part of the FIFA window (from 20 to 28 June).

The Brazilian team is preparing for the Copa America, which will allocate three direct venues for the 2023 World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. The winner also guarantees an appearance at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Yesterday the selection drew a 1-1 draw in a friendly with Spain at the opponent’s home. Next Monday (11) the team will face Hungary in the city of San Pedro de Pinatar in the Murcia region (Spain).

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