Sweden’s forward #08 Lina Hurtig (C) and teammates celebrate their win following a penalty kick shootout over two-time defending champion U.S. at the Women’s World Cup. It was the U.S.’s earliest exit from the tournament. It was a cruel exit after a tough tournament for the United States Women’s National Team. And it came by the narrowest of margins . An inch. Maybe less.

After 90-minutes of regulation and a half-hour of extra time between the top-ranked U.S. and third-ranked Sweden, it came down to a penalty kick shootout. And it was the final penalty shot – by Sweden that […]

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