This will be Sweden’s 35th match in the FIFA Women’s World Cup but it will be their first against Thailand.
Sweden have lost just two of their nine previous Women’s World Cup fixtures against Asian opponents (W6 D1), with their last such match ending in defeat (1-3 vs Japan in 2011).
Thailand have lost both of their Women’s World Cup games against European nations by a 0-4 scoreline (vs Norway and Germany in 2015).
Only Spain (27) and the USA (40) attempted more shots on MD1 than Sweden (24), while opponents Thailand attempted the fewest shots across the 24 teams at the tournament (2), although they were the only team to direct all of their attempts on target.
Thailand’s 0-13 defeat to the USA was the heaviest at any World Cup tournament in history (men’s and women’s) – they have conceded 23 goals in four Women’s World Cup games at an average of 5.8 per game, the highest ratio in the competition’s history.