Sweden beat Chile 2-0

NICE FRANCE- JUNE 09 Nikita Parris of England celebrates scoring the opening goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group D match between England and Scotland at Stade de Nice

NICE FRANCE- JUNE 09 Nikita Parris of England celebrates scoring the opening goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group D match between England and Scotland at Stade de Nice

Sweden scored two late goals to beat Chile 2-0 on Tuesday after a long hold-up in their women's World Cup match in Rennes because of a violent storm which led to conditions deteriorating.

Torrential rain had been falling for around a quarter of an hour amid a threat of thunderstorms when the Mexican referee, Lucila Venegas, made a decision to take the players off in the 72nd minute with the score still 0-0. Madelen Janogy came in off the bench and added a goal in stoppage time for the Swedes, who are ranked No. 9 in the world.

Chile created little in the way of chances, and battled to keep possession, giving the ball away on 70 occasions in the first 45 minutes.

Sweden created a number of half-chances at the start of the second period as they tried to pass their way through Chile, with Fridolina Rolfö's effort deflected just wide of the goal.

The lengthy break should have allowed Chile to catch their breath and re-organise, but when the game resumed, it was more of the same. Alex Morgan's fifth goal of the day broke the record at 12 and also tied Michelle Akers's U.S. record for most goals in a Women's World Cup match by a single player.