Sweden and Thailand both happy with 5-1 thrashing

Kosovare Asllani felt Sweden did a professional job as they swept into the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup with a 5-1 thrashing of Thailand.

Sweden and Thailand both happy with 5-1 thrashing

Sweden and Thailand both happy with 5-1 thrashing

Asllani, the player of the match, was one of five players on the scoresheet in a comfortable victory in Nice along with Linda Sembrant, Fridolina Rolfo, Lina Hurtig and Elin Rubensson.

Asllani told www.fifa.com: “It’s good that we had five different scorers. I felt that we found a number of avenues to break through and overall it was a good match.

“I think the further we go in the tournament, the tougher the teams, so it was positive we could create a lot in the last third.

“It was a decent performance and now we just want to focus on the USA, that’s the next game.”

After being thrashed 13-0 in their tournament opener, simply registering a goal was success enough for Thailand.

Coach Nuengrutai Srathongvian said: “This goal meant a lot to us. It’s a difficult goal and playing a great team like Sweden, it meant so much. It meant that all of our preparation paid off.

“We had a lot of chances today. This one goal made us laugh, made us smile and makes us happy.

“Our defeat in the last game was massive – yes, we were disappointed. But even if we score one today we made some success.”

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