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After 15 years as a pro, Sofia Jakobsson’s love for the sport endures

Jakobsson spoke to The Equalizer about her move to the Wave and playing in her fourth World Cup

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Sofia Jakobsson just can’t see herself not playing soccer. 

The 33-year-old San Diego Wave FC and Swedish women’s national team forward has been playing professionally since she was 17 and representing her country since she was 21. Recently, Jakobsson got tapped to join Sweden in her fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup.

“I just love this sport. I couldn’t see myself without it and it’s still hard to sometimes think about,” Jakobsson said. “It’s like the end is coming closer. Obviously I want to play for some more years, but when I was 20 I was like, ‘I will end when I’m 27,’ and now I’m sitting here 33 years old and I just want to continue to play.”

Jakobsson chatted with The Equalizer about her love of soccer as her driving force, settling into San Diego and the upcoming World Cup.

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