U-23 football: India women lose to Sweden


Mid-fielder Linn Vickius scored the solitary 96th minute goal to help the Swedes earn the victory

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A spirited show by the Indian women’s football team went in vain as an injury-time goal helped Sweden post a 1-0 win in the three-nation U-23 tournament here on Wednesday.

Mid-fielder Linn Vickius scored the solitary 96th minute goal to help the Swedes earn the victory.

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India earned themselves the best chance to take a lead when striker Pyari Xaxa missed her target by a whisker in the 73rd minute.

However, when it looked certain that the game was heading towards a draw, Vickius scored the all-important goal for Sweden off a corner from midfielder Ebba Hed.

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