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LIVESTREAM IFAF WWC: Team Sweden vs. Team Finland, July 30, 3:30 p.m. CET (3:30 p.m., 9:30 a.m. ET)

Graphics: Igor Lazarevic

The 2022 IFAF Women’s World Championship continues on Saturday, July 30 as two rivals, Finland teamthe European Champions 2019and Sweden team face off in the second game of the day at Vantaa, Finland.

Neighboring countries have been playing these cross-border matches since 2008. Finland had dominated the series until 2019, winning eleven straight games. But the Swedish finally started to close the gap. The Finnish managed to win a close one that year – 27-20 – in the 2019 IFAF European Championships but Sweden fought back later that year with a 23-14 win after shutting out Finland in the second half.

Sweden team HC Patric Malmstöm urged fans to watch offensive half Anna Hedström and wide receiver Greta Munters in attack. In defense, defensive end Johanna Aspenberg, defensive back Nathalie Bengtsson. According to Malmstöm, given their long history of playing against each other, the game between Sweden and Finland will probably be the most contested of the first day.

Finland team coach Peta Eleronta commented that the players to watch for the host team were running back Tytti Kuusinen and defensive back Jonna Tuovinen, along with women’s defensive line Anni Alanko and Minna Lehtinen.

Kuusinen and Tuovinen had recently been on opposing teams, not only in Finlandbut in the United States as well. Kuusinen played for the Boston Renegades Women’s Soccer Alliance when they defeated Tuovinen and her minnesota vixen for the WFA Division Pro Championship.

Watch the match live here on the Olympic Channel. Team Sweden vs. Team Finland, July 30, 3:30 p.m. CET (3:30 p.m., 9:30 a.m. ET)