USWNT finishes group stage with perfect record after beating Sweden
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Three up, three down for the World Cup favorite.

The United States closed out the group stage of this summer's Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over Sweden on Thursday, securing top spot in Group F and setting up an intriguing clash with Spain in the round of 16.

Lindsey Horan's close-range tally in the third minute gave the Americans the lead in Le Havre, before an own goal from Swedish defender Jonna Andersson just after half-time cemented the result.

The latter, created by a sharp-angle shot from winger Tobin Heath, was the Americans' 18th goal of the group stage. It's the first time in World Cup history that a team has scored 18 times in the opening round.

Jill Ellis' side is yet to concede a goal in France and will take that unblemished record into Monday's last-16 encounter at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims.

Sweden, meanwhile, will do battle against Canada on Monday in Paris.

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