Augsburg, July 02: Sweden moved to the top of Group C at the women's World Cup on Saturday after a second-half goal from Lisa Dahlkvist earned her side a 1-0 victory over North Korea.
The young Korean team, which had five teenagers in its starting lineup, wilted in the second half and was eliminated from the tournament with two losses.
The United States can join the Swedes at the top of Group C—and qualify both teams for the quarterfinals—if it beats Colombia in a later game in Sinsheim.
Sweden made the breakthrough in the 64th minute, when Linda Forsberg crossed into the middle and Therese Sjogran picked out the unmarked Dahlkvist for a simple finish from close range. AP