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Sweden's forward Fridolina Rolfo (hidden) is congratulated by teammates
Sweden celebrate their win.

Sweden produced a breathtaking display of attacking football to thrash Thailand 5-1 in Nice on Sunday and book their place in the last 16 of the Women's World Cup.

Thailand, coming off a record 13-0 loss to defending champions United States in their Group F opener, conceded twice in the opening 20 minutes as they struggled to win aerial battles against a much taller Swedish team.

Centre-back Linda Sembrant broke the deadlock for Sweden with a thumping header off an Elin Rubensson free kick, before...

Lloyd: Have to feel for goalie letting in 13 goals

Carli Lloyd commented on her exchange with Thailand's goalkeeper after the USWNT beat them 13-0 in their World Cup opener.

PARIS -- While debate continues elsewhere as to the sportsmanship of the United States beating Thailand 13-0 in the Women's World Cup, two of the players directly involved found common ground in the aftermath of the experience.

On Thursday, Thai goalkeeper Sukanya Chor Charoenying tweeted her appreciation to Carli Lloyd for the U.S. captain's words of encouragement in a conversation immediately after the final whistle. In her tweet, Chor Charoenying said "Your words that you told me make me strong."

And...

Thailand keeper thanks U.S.'s Carli Lloyd for supportive chat after 13-0 game

Carli Lloyd commented on her exchange with Thailand's goalkeeper after the USWNT beat them 13-0 in their World Cup opener.
Julie Foudy joins Kate Markgraf and Sebastian Salazar to react to the U.S. women's national team's emphatic 13-0 win over Thailand in their World Cup opener.
Rose Lavelle insists the United States showed Thailand respect by playing at their best during their 13-0 win.
Alex Morgan says you can't have everyone love you amid criticism of their goal celebrations following their record 13-0 win over Thailand.

Thailand goalkeeper Sukanya Chor Charoenying paid tribute to United States forward Carli Lloyd for offering words of encouragement after the Americans scored 13 goals in the team's women's World Cup opener on Tuesday.

The U.S. was ruthless in its demolition of the Asian side in their Group F match in Reims, France, with Lloyd grabbing the final goal in stoppage time.

- U.S.'s Morgan: 'Disrespectful' if USWNT eased up on Thailand
- Hays: Are we really blaming USWNT for scoring, celebrating goals?

Sukanya,...