Sweden, Germany both confident

October 7, 2003
LOS ANGELES -- European rivals Germany and Sweden are equally optimistic about winning their first world title when they face each other Sunday in the Women's World Cup final.

Both teams took the day off Tuesday, but both seem eager to get going again.

``We have been playing better and better. We know that we can win,'' Sweden forward Hanna Ljungberg said. ``It's no longer a question of just keeping up with Germany. We know we can beat them, and that we can win the final.''
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