It was a stunning night for Sweden.
The World Cup was coming to the country.
But the Swedish women’s team, led by captain Sofia Vergara, were underdogs to the hosts.
The Women’s Football Confederation was in turmoil, and the national team was being investigated for alleged corruption.
It was the perfect storm for a shock victory.
Sweden won 2-0 in the final on penalties in front of a packed stadium and a packed country.
It marked the third time this tournament that Vergamp’s team had come out on top.
This time, they went on to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
But the day before the game, the women’s national team announced that Vergilara had been suspended from international duty because of a pre-existing health condition.
She had tested positive for the virus and had been given an experimental drug that can help treat it.
A Swedish doctor diagnosed her with the virus in the middle of a match.
She would have been eligible to play but for the suspension.
She played the remainder of the match in the second half, with the team trailing 2-1.
Sweden’s players had hoped the game would be an instant classic.
“I didn’t really see it coming.
The team was very focused on getting the game to 1-1 and to make it 2-2,” Vergamps daughter, Jana, told the Associated Press after the game.
“It was like a dream come true.
I thought that the whole world was watching, and I thought it was the greatest game of my life.”
The result was so unexpected that it made Vergramar feel nervous.
“I just felt a bit nervous,” she told Swedish television station SVT.
“We just wanted to show everyone that we’re the best team in the world.”
The World Club Championship ended on a negative note for Vergams side, though.
They were knocked out of the tournament in the group stage by France.
However, they have since returned to the top of the rankings.
They finished first in the standings in September, before they defeated Brazil 2-3 in the semifinals.
The men, however, are still ranked ahead of the Swedes in the rankings after the defeat to France.
“You can only think of the World Cup when you’re out of it,” Jana said.
“When I was a kid, you think about what the World Series is like and the Super Bowl.
Now, you’re thinking about what World Cup means for a country like Sweden.”
The Sweden men, who beat the Netherlands 3-2 in the quarterfinals, had a strong tournament, as well.
Vergamara, a former Olympian, had five goals and eight assists, and her teammates won the tournament’s MVP award.
It was a moment that many women in the country had never seen.
But it was also a moment to celebrate the incredible women’s football in Sweden.
Now, Vergarga is back on the pitch, and there are many more memories to come.
In 2018, Vergilar will be playing in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final.
The tournament features three teams from Sweden, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
This will be the first time the country will play its first two rounds in Europe.
It will also be the last time the two sides meet in the finals.
On Sunday, Vergaras team will face Brazil.
Vergarga, who has been named the 2018 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year, is coming off an incredible year that included the World Championships, the Copa America, and a Confederations Cup win.
She was also the 2016 FIFA Women Player of Year, the 2017 FIFA Women World Player of War, and was named the FIFA Women Goalkeeper of the Century in 2018.
Vergara is a World Cup legend.
She was one of the best players in the tournament and won the FIFA Player of 2018 award.
She also won the UEFA European Championship and FIFA Women�s Player of Champions awards in the same year.
And she’s one of only a few players in women’s soccer history to have played all four World Cups.
I can only imagine what Sofia will do now.
She will always have the passion to be a soccer player in this country.
For her and the women of Sweden, this is an amazing moment.
But there are still more things to come for Vergarar and the country, as the World Club Championships winds down and the FIFA World Cup gets underway.