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Fifa Women’s Football World Cup 2019: Sweden beat Chile after 40-minute weather delay –

June 12, 2019

Thunder and rain forced a 40-minute delay in the Sweden-Chile women's World Cup football match in Rennes.

Richard Heathcote

Thunder and rain forced a 40-minute delay in the Sweden-Chile women’s World Cup football match in Rennes.

Kosovare Asllani’s goal after a weather delay broke up a scoreless stalemate and Sweden went on to win its Women’s World Cup opener 2-0 on Tuesday and spoil Chile’s debut in the tournament.

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Thunder prompted a delay in the match at Rennes in the 72nd minute. It was resumed about 40 minutes later.

Asllani’s goal, Sweden’s 60th in World Cup play, came in the 83rd minute. Madelen Janogy came in off the bench and added a goal in stoppage time for the Swedes, who are ranked No. 9 in the world.

Madelen Janogy (C) celebrates scoring Sweden's second goal against Chile.

David Vincent

Madelen Janogy (C) celebrates scoring Sweden’s second goal against Chile.

Chile, ranked No. 39 and the fifth South American team to play in a World Cup, was hurt in the 59th minute when Maria Urrutia was injured and had to be stretchered off. It was about the same time that heavy rains moved in at Roazhon Park.

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The teams play in the same group with the defending champion United States, who thrashed Thailand 13-0.