Sweden captured the bronze medal in the Women's World Cup on Saturday, defeating England 2-1 in Nice, France.

Kosovare Asllani opened scoring for Sweden in the 11th minute after a mix-up in the English backline left the goal wide open. Sofia Jakobsson doubled the advantage just 11 minutes later, curling in the ball off a pass from Stina Blackstenius for her second goal of the tournament.

Sweden suffered a blow in the 27th minute with an injury to Fridolina Rolfo, who had just returned to the lineup after missing Sweden's semifinal match due to suspension.

Shortly thereafter, Fran Kirby pulled one back for England in the 31st minute, curling in a left-footed shot off the post.

In what proved to be a decisive moment of the match, England appeared to even the score when Ellen White found the net for what would have been her seventh goal of the tournament, but the strike was ruled out after a VAR review determined a handball violation.

"I think those two goals really did cost us, but we showed our resilience and a lot of character after those goals and in the second half," White said. "We had some chances and we gave everything in that game -- there's not one person who didn't give everything."

--Field Level Media

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