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