Sweden had not won an opening World Cup game since 1958, when they hosted the tournament.
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In the second VAR-awarded penalty of the World Cup, Sweden's 33-year-old captain Andreas Granqvist swept the ball low and left of impressive goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo.Sweden had not won an opening World Cup game since 1958, when they were the hosts and eventual runners-up. The Asians began the game brighter, harrying for the first 15 minutes against an initially sluggish-looking Sweden.Sweden go into their game against Germany with confidence.Few will be giving a chance of progressing to Korea, who have now only won one of their last 10 World Cup games.
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