UTAH ROYALS FC

Royals’ Desiree Scott Causes Penalty Kick With Shot Attempt In World Cup

Jun 24, 2019, 3:12 PM
Desiree Scott of Canada looks dejected following her sides defeat in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cu...
Desiree Scott of Canada looks dejected following her sides defeat in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Round Of 16 match between Sweden and Canada at Parc des Princes on June 24, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

PARIS, France – In the 66th minute of the Round of 16 match between Canada and Sweden, Utah Royals FC midfielder Desiree Scott attempted a shot just outside of the box and caused the Swedish defender to use her arm, causing a handball and awarding the Canadians with a penalty kick.

Janine Beckie attempted the penalty and the goalkeeper guess right and saved the ball, keeping Sweden up 1-0 and getting the win.

They scored their only goal of the match in the 55th minute by Stina Blackstenius.

Sweden will face Germany in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Scott has played 146 international matches and has had over 100 starts. She is appearing in her third World Cup of her career.

Canada finished second in Group E with 2 wins and 1 loss, falling to the Netherlands in group play and beat Cameroon and New Zealand.

So far in the knockout round, Germany beat Nigeria 3-0 and Norway beat Australia in penalty kicks on Saturday. England beat Cameroon 3-0 and France defeated Brazil 2-1 in extra time on Sunday. The United States knocked off Spain 2-1 on Monday.

Utah Royals FC

Christen-Press-Utah-Royals-FC-NWSL...
Tom Hackett

Report: Utah Royals To Rejoin NWSL In 2024

The Utah Royals may return to Utah as early as 2024, according to reports.
1 month ago
Time100-Magazine...
Kyle Ireland

Multiple Locals On Time’s 100 ‘Most Influential People’ Of 2022 List

Time listed multiple individuals with ties to the state of Utah on the publication's "Most Influential People" of 2022 list.
3 months ago
Christen-Press-Utah-Royals-FC-NWSL...
Kyle Ireland

Report: RSL Ownership Among Strongest Bids For NWSL Expansion

Real Salt Lake owners David Blitzer and Ryan Smith reportedly have one of the strongest bids for an NWSL expansion club.
3 months ago
HERRIMAN, UT - JUNE 30: Members of the Utah Royals FC and Houston Dash take a knee in support of th...
ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer

Jessica Berman New Leader Of National Women’s Soccer League

Jessica Berman, deputy commissioner for the National Lacrosse League, has been named commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League.
5 months ago
Photo courtesy: Utah Royals FC...
Brian Preece

New RSL Ownership Group Looking At Bringing Women’s Soccer Back To Utah

The National Women's Soccer League may be looking to once again put down roots in Utah by bring back the Utah Royals.Β 
7 months ago
Christen Press - USWNT - New Zealand - Tokyo Olympics...
Kyle Ireland, KSL Sports

Christen Press Seals Victory For USWNT With Late Goal Against New Zealand

Christen Press sealed a win for the United States Women's National Team with a late goal against New Zealand.
1 year ago
Royals’ Desiree Scott Causes Penalty Kick With Shot Attempt In World Cup