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FIFA Women’s World Cup With hockey being one of the most popular sports in both Sweden and the U.S., it is always both entertaining and rewarding to host our annual SACC-Philadelphia Hockey Night, where we give both potential as well as existing members the opportunity to enjoy the game while also broadening their network. After three tied games and a final defeat against Germany in the fourth match, Sweden was eliminated from the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This year’s soccer World Cup was the first major international competition with Pia Sundhage coaching the team since returning to Sweden after coaching the US team for over 5 years. The third edition of the Hockey Night took place on April 9th in the Wells Fargo Center, where we watched our beloved Philadelphia Flyers take on the Carolina Hurricanes. Despite none of the two teams had a chance to make it to the playoffs going into the game, we all had a great time cheering them on. The evening started off with a networking mingle inside the arena and we were very happy to get to know our new Blue & Yellow member, Larsson & Scheuritzel, better! SACC-Philadelphia hosted three happy hours to cheer on the Swedish team, and the divide was apparent as they faced off with the US team on June 12th. One of the most prominent Swedish players, Kosovare Asllani, who was battling a knee injury throughout the spring season, was disappointed with the situation, and without any wins in the four games, the result was not close to what was anticipated. Ahead are the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro where Sweden hopes to be present. Japan’s recent win against the Netherlands means that the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Norway are all qualifying for Europe’s last spot in the 2016 Olympic Games. These games may very well be held in Sweden, as the Swedish Soccer Association recently applied for hosting the qualification rounds into Rio de Janeiro 2016. Charlotte Isberg, Isabella Gillström, Ilkka Hameri, Daniel Sodomsky. Petra Tieu, Elin Styrbjörn, Charlotte Isberg, Isabella Gillström, Albin Högberg. Daniel Sodomsky, David Larsson. 23 SACC-PHILADELPHIA Hockey Night events Events