SWEvAUS: Matildas go down 4-2 in action-packed clash

In a pulsating encounter, the Matildas were defeated 4-2 by Sweden at Saitama Stadium in the Group G match between the two opening-round winners.

Australia named a lineup that featured ten players from starting XI against New Zealand, with one big change being Lydia Williams replaced at goalkeeper with Tony Gustavsson giving the gifted 23-year-old Tegan Micah the job of protecting the Australian goal – and an Olympic Games debut.

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 24: Sam Kerr #2 of Team Australia celebrates with team mates after scoring their side's second goal during the Women's First Round Group G match between Sweden and Australia on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Stadium on July 24, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

You can read the full match report at the Australian Olympic Team