Toyko Olympics round-up: Kerr scores on opening day

Sweden secured a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2016 and they certainly proved they are strong contenders to go one step further this time around after an impressive 3-0 victory against the USA.

Chelsea defender Jonna Andersson was named in the starting 11 for Sweden, but Blues skipper Magda Eriksson and goalkeeper Zecira Musovic were not included in the matchday squad.

Former Chelsea player Crystal Dunn was named in the USA starting line-up, while Hedvig Lindahl was in goal for Sweden.

It was Sweden who started the better and they took the lead on 25 minutes when Stina Blackstenius provided a headed finish at the front post.

USA, who are ranked number one in the world, found themselves 2-0 down 10 minutes into the second half when Blackstenius netted her second goal of the game.

Former Manchester United player Christen Press hit the post with 20 minutes remaining but seconds later substitute Linda Hurtig headed in a third for Sweden to seal an emphatic victory.