Sweden defeated former champions Japan 2-1 to progress into the semi-finals of the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup on Friday.
Japan’s defeat to Sweden means there will be a new women’s World Cup winner.
Amanda Ilestedt gave Sweden the lead in the 32nd minute off a goal mouth scrabble after Japan failed to clear their line.
In the 51st minute Sweden went 2-0 up as Filippa Angeldal converted from the penalty spot.
Japan got a penalty of their own on 76 minutes but Riko Ueki hit her effort against the cross bar.
With three minutes left Honoka Hayashi pulled a goal back for Japan which proved to be a consolation strike as Sweden held on to reach a fifth semi-finals at the World Cup.
In the first quarter-finals played on Friday, Spain edged the Netherlands 2-1.
The two remaining quarter-finals, which will be played on Saturday, will see hosts