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USWNT faces Sweden in preparation for Tokyo Olympics

The United States women’s national team will face off against Sweden on Saturday as the team reaches the final months of preparation ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Ranked No. 5 in the FIFA international table, Sweden will provide a disciplined challenge for the Americans. But the game also carries an extra edge.

Star striker Alex Morgan said matches against Sweden still hold a bitter sting after the loss they delivered to the Americans in the 2016 Olympics, knocking the team out of the Round of 16.

The fifth-place finish was the worst in the history of the U.