Sport: PNG improve but fall to Sweden in World Cup

12:42 pm on 17 November 2016

Papua New Guinea showed improvement in their second FIFA U20 Womens World Cup match but still got beaten 6-0 by Sweden on Wednesday night.

Swedish striker Stina Blackstenius scored four goals as Sweden in an entertaining match in Port Moresby.

PNG were much improved on the earlier 9-0 loss to Brazil, and played with confidence, stringing several passing movements together to the delight of an animated crowd.

PNG midfielder Ramona Padio came close to scoring the country's first ever world cup goal in injury time, a swirling shot just clearing the crossbar.

Sweden now face a virtual elimination match against Brazil with North Korea already guranteed progression into the next round.

The North Koreans face PNG on Sunday night.

The PNG Under 20 women's team line-up before their World Cup opener against Brazil.

The PNG Under 20 women's team line-up before their World Cup opener against Brazil. Photo: PNG Football Association

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