Ljungberg finally finds scoring touch

September 28, 2003
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sweden's Hanna Ljungberg is often described as a practical joker, but her road to the 2003 Women's World Cup quarterfinals wasn't always a laughing matter. Take the first group match against the United States, a game in which she was hit in the face with the ball, upended by U.S. goalkeeper Briana Scurry, and generally worked over by a physical American squad. Or the second match, where she was very closely marked by the North Koreans, and was unable to find the back of the ...

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