USWNT Will Face Sweden on June 8 in Gothenburg
Match Will be First of Two-Game Tour to Scandinavia as USA Will Also Play Norway on June 11 in Sandefjord
USA Women’s National Team will play Sweden on June 8 at the Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg as part of a two-game tour of Scandinavia that will also see the USA face Norway on June 11 at Komplett Arena in Sandefjord, which is located on the southeast coast about 75 miles south of Oslo.
“We are playing some high-level matches at home this year, but it’s also extremely valuable to take the team overseas and deal with the challenges that the travel and playing in these kinds of environments present,” U.S. head coach Jill Ellis said. “With the next World Cup in France, any games we can get in Europe are a positive, especially against two teams that will be sharp and in the final stages of their preparations for the Euros. Sweden and Norway both have experienced, talented players and always present different kinds of challenges for us, which is what we enjoy and need.”
The match against Sweden will kick off at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and Univision Deportes Network (7:30 p.m. local time) and will mark the first meeting between the teams since the quarterfinal of the 2016 Olympics which saw Sweden triumph in a penalty kick shootout after a 1-1 tie through regulation and overtime. Gamla Ullevi seats just over 18,000 fans and is considered the national stadium for the Sweden Women’s National Team.
The match against Norway will kick off at 1:15 p.m. ET on FOX (7:15 p.m. local time) and will mark the 50th meeting between the historic rivals who combined to win the first five FIFA world championships for women.
Both Sweden and Norway are preparing for the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro that kicks off in the Netherlands on July 16.