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WATCH: Fan persuades Sweden's Josefine Oqvist to swap jerseys

The striker is yet to score in this year’s Women’s World Cup, but that hasn’t stopped her from hitting the headlines.

SWAPPING SHIRTS HAS long been a tradition at the end of football matches, but it’s not too often that the exchange occurs between a player and one of the supporters.

But that’s exactly what happened at the end of Sweden’s 1-0 victory over North Korea on Saturday when striker Josefine Oqvist struck up a conversation with one of the 24,000-strong crowd in Augsburg’s Impuls Arena.

As the pair chatted, the quick-thinking fan whipped off his Germany replica strip and offered it to the 27-year-old. Without batting an eyelid, the star swapped her own jersey with her admirer before giving him a quick peck on the cheek.

Oqvist and Sweden are back in action this evening when they take on the USA in the Group C decider in Wolfsburg. Both countries have already qualified for the tournament’s quarter-final stage but a win for either side tonight would guarantee top spot in the group and a seeded tie in the knockout stages.

Gavin Cooney
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