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U.S. Beats North Korea 2-0 in Women’s World Cup; Sweden Wins 1-0

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June 28 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. defeated North Korea 2-0 in their opening game at soccer’s women’s World Cup in Germany, as Sweden defeated Colombia 1-0.

Lauren Cheney and Rachel Buehler scored in the second half for the U.S. in Dresden. Jessica Landstrom’s goal in the 57th minute gave Sweden the win in Leverkusen.

The U.S. and Sweden have three points in Group C, while Colombia and North Korea have none. The two-time champion Americans play Colombia and North Korea meets Sweden in the next Group C games on July 2.

Governing body FIFA said today that Yineth Varon, a goalkeeper for Colombia, had been provisionally suspended after a positive dope test. The “out-of-competition” doping control was carried out in Leverkusen on June 25, FIFA said, without identifying the substance.

Play opens in Group D tomorrow as Brazil plays Australia in Moenchengladbach and 1995 champion Norway meets Equatorial Guinea in Augsburg.

The 16 teams are split into four groups with the top two in each progressing to the quarterfinals. The final of the four-yearly soccer tournament is on July 17.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Bensch in London at bbensch@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net.

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