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Women's World Cup 2011, Colombia Vs. Sweden: Blagult Sneak Expected Win

Sweden didn't exactly look their best in their opening 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup game against Colombia, but getting three points is more important than how you look, and the Blågult managed exactly that, winning by a score of 1-0 in which the underdogs truly made them work. The so-called female Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lotta Schelin, was made to look fairly average as the Colombian defense held strong, but they couldn't manage a shutout or get forward much at all, and they walk away from a decent performance with no points as a result.

Though it wasn't Schelin's best game, she was the one credited with the assist on the game winner, as she set up Jessica Lindstrom's goal. Wait...Schlein didn't look her best and is catching mild criticism for it, but she was involved in a goal that got her team a win? I guess she did live up to that female Zlatan moniker...

Sweden gets North Korea next, who plays Colombia's next opponent, the United States, later today.