Goransson: We'd love to play Germany
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Antonia Goransson is normally more of a midfielder than an out-and-out goalscorer, but at this FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2010 in Germany, she has already netted three times in two group matches to become Sweden's top scorer at the tournament.

"It did surprise me that I was picked up front. Normally I play on the wing, so it was my first time as a striker," said Goransson in an exclusive interview with FIFA.com. "I came to Germany in good form so do I feel comfortable playing there, but first and foremost I see myself as a dribbling, creative player."

Next up for Sweden is a difficult final group match against Korea DPR, a team Goransson admits she knows little about. "At the moment I don't know much about North Korea at all, but I'm sure that will change over the next few training sessions," said the 19-year-old, who is already looking forward to Tuesday's clash. "I'll be doing my best to make sure that we get the victory."

Germany preferred
With four points from their opening two games, the Scandinavians already have one foot in the quarter-finals, an impressive debut for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup first-timers. "We had a good feeling ahead of the tournament, not least because we beat France recently in a friendly match. The whole team arrived in Germany full of confidence."

If the Swedes do indeed reach the last eight, they could face a knockout tie against the hosts - an eventuality Goransson would relish. "We'd love to play Germany in the quarter-finals. They're the hosts and the atmosphere would be very special."

When asked about her colleague Kim Karlsson's acrobatic throw-in technique, which like Brazilian Leah's has captured the attention of the media, Goransson revealed she is similarly amazed. "It's another great addition to women's football that makes it fun for the spectators to watch. It's also an excellent way for us to effectively turn a throw-in into a cross and cause a stir in the opposition defence."

Sweden can secure their place in the quarter-finals with just a point against the North Koreans on Tuesday, and with their newly discovered goal-machine Goransson in top form, who would bet against them?