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US and Sweden play to 0-0 group-stage draw

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(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- The United States played to a 0-0 tie with Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage Friday night in one of the most anticipated matches of the group stage at the Women's World Cup.

Abby Wambach came off the bench in the second half, but her header in the 72nd minute was popped up and over the crossbar by Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl.

A win would have assured the United States a spot in the knockout round as the Americans seek their third World Cup title, but first since 1999. The U.S. women advanced to the final four years ago in Germany, but fell to Japan on penalty kicks.

The United States, ranked No. 2 in the world, has one more group stage match, on Tuesday in Vancouver, British Columbia, against Nigeria. Sweden heads to Edmonton, Alberta, for its final group match with Australia. The monthlong tournament, with an expanded field of 24 teams, is being played across six Canadian cities.
U.S.A takes on Nigeria in their final group play match Tuesday at 8 p.m. on WDRB.

Group D Standings

Group D

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W

D

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GF

GA

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Pts

USA21103124
Australia21013303
Sweden20203302
Nigeria201135-21

USA Group D Schedule

June 8, 20157:30 PM ETWNTvsAustraliaWinnipeg Stadium; Winnipeg, CanadaFOX Sports 1
June 12, 20158 PM ETWNTvsSwedenWinnipeg Stadium; Winnipeg, CanadaFOX
June 16, 20158 PM ETWNTvsNigeriaBC Place; Vancouver, CanadaFOX

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