Germany suffered a shock Women's World Cup quarter-final defeat to Sweden.

Germany suffered a shock Women's World Cup quarter-final defeat, as Sweden came from behind to beat them 2-1.

Two-time champions Germany had gone ahead through Lina Magull's acrobatic finish but Sweden responded when Sofia Jakobsson ran clear on goal and coolly finished. Stina Blackstenius poked in from close range early in the second half and they managed to hold on to their lead.

Germany will not get the chance to defend the gold medal they won at Rio 2016 as they lost the chance of qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with the quarter-final defeat to Sweden. The best three teams from Europe in the World cup tournament qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo.