United States ahead Megan Rapinoe mentioned they “bought bopped” and did “dumb stuff” as they misplaced their opening match to Sweden on the Olympic Games.
The world champions have been surprised 3-0 in Tokyo with striker Stina Blackstenius scoring twice, earlier than substitute Lina Hurtig added a 3rd for Sweden.
It ended a run of 44 video games unbeaten for the USA coming into the Olympics.
“I believed we have been just a little bit nervous, a bit tight, doing dumb stuff,” Rapinoe mentioned.
Sweden have been with out Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson, whereas the USA began with key gamers Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan.
The USA have been knocked out by Sweden, who went on to win silver, on penalties in the quarter-finals 5 years in the past.
US coach Vlatko Andonovski added: “It’s apparent we put ourselves in a giant gap, however we’re the one ones who can get ourselves out of it.
“It’s not going to be simple. We’ve bought to get constructive outcomes in the following two video games, however the reality there’s nonetheless an opportunity [means] I do know this crew just isn’t going to surrender.”
Marta, Miedema and Sinclair make their mark
Elsewhere, 104th-ranked Zambia misplaced 10-Three on their Olympic debut in women’s football towards European champions the Netherlands.
Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema scored 4 targets, whereas ex-Gunners team-mate Danielle van de Donk picked up three assists.
Zambia captain Barbra Banda additionally scored a hat-trick regardless of being on the dropping aspect.
Meanwhile, striker Marta scored twice as Brazil thrashed China 5-0.
She grew to become the primary participant to attain in 5 consecutive Olympics, taking her whole tally to 12, whereas 43-year-old defender Formiga prolonged her file of competing in all seven women’s Olympic tournaments since women’s football was launched in 1996.
Team GB bought off to a successful begin due to a double from Ellen White as they comfortably beat Chile 2-0 in their Group E opener.
In the opposite Group E match, hosts Japan drew 1-1 with Canada after Arsenal midfielder Mana Iwabuchi cancelled out Christine Sinclair’s opener. Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe additionally saved a penalty.
Sinclair prolonged the all-time worldwide targets file to 187 and have become solely the fourth participant in historical past to achieve 300 video games for her nation.
In the ultimate match of the day, Australia recorded a 2-1 win over New Zealand as Chelsea striker Sam Kerr scored one objective and supplied an help for the opposite.
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Match ends, Sweden 3, USA 0.
Second Half ends, Sweden 3, USA 0.
Julie Ertz (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lina Hurtig (Sweden).
Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (USA) header from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Tierna Davidson following a nook.
Corner, USA. Conceded by Hedvig Lindahl.
Attempt saved. Christen Press (USA) header from the centre of the field is saved in the centre of the objective. Assisted by Tierna Davidson with a cross.
Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (USA) header from the centre of the field is saved in the centre of the objective. Assisted by Kelley O’Hara.
Attempt saved. Lindsey Horan (USA) left footed shot from exterior the field is saved in the centre of the objective. Assisted by Carli Lloyd with a headed move.
Substitution, Sweden. Julia Roddar replaces Jonna Andersson.
Attempt missed. Christen Press (USA) proper footed shot from the best aspect of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Megan Rapinoe with a cross.
Offside, USA. Abby Dahlkemper tries a by way of ball, however Megan Rapinoe is caught offside.
Substitution, USA. Tierna Davidson replaces Crystal Dunn.
Substitution, USA. Kristie Mewis replaces Rose Lavelle.
Christen Press (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jonna Andersson (Sweden).
Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Sweden. Kosovare Asllani tries a by way of ball, however Lina Hurtig is caught offside.
Foul by Julie Ertz (USA).