Spain 2 Sweden 1 – Women's World Cup semi-final LIVE RESULT: La Roja book final spot after epic clash with Swedes | The Sun

SPAIN have beaten Sweden to book their place at the Women's WorldCup final in Sydney.

It was a dramatic last ten minutes in New Zealand with La Roja scoring late on to snatch the win.

Sweden equalised late on and the tie looked to be heading for extra time before Olga Carmona netted to put Spain in the final.

  • Match result: Spain 2-1 Sweden
  • TV channel: BBC One
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  • Spain team: Coll, Batlle, Paredes, Codina, Carmona, Bonmati, Abelleira, Putellas, Redondo, Hermoso, Caldentey
  • Sweden team: Musovic, Bjorn, Ilestedt, Eriksson, Andersson, Angeldahl, Rubensson, Rytting Kaneryd, Asllani, Rolfo, Blackstenius

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Paralluelo the hero

    Super-sub Salma Paralluelo scored the winning goal for Spain in their quarter-final clash with Netherlands last week.

    And the 19-year-old netted again in another decisive moment today.

    It may not have been the winner, but it was crucial for La Roja nonetheless.

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    The winning moment

    Carmona's dramatic 89th-minute strike fired Spain to the World Cup final.

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    Full Time – Spain 2-1 Sweden

    A heartbreaking end to the match for Sweden.

    The Yellow and Blues thought they got themselves back into the game following Blomqvist's 88th-minute goal.

    But just a matter of seconds later, Carmona delivered an almighty blow with an excellent strike.

    The Spaniards leave the pitch in tears of joy, while Peter Gerhardsson and his players are left in disbelief.

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    Full Time – Spain 2-1 Sweden

    Spain are World Cup finalists!

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    90+5. Spain 2-1 Sweden

    Another change for Spain.

    Caldentey is replaced by Gonzalez.

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    90+1. Spain 2-1 Sweden

    And… breathe.


    Sweden thought they'd got themselves back into the game with an excellent strike from Blomqvist, but Carmona fired Spain back into the lead with an even better finish.

    The Spaniard receives the ball just outside the box and unleashes an audacious strike.

    It rattles the bar before bouncing down and over the line!

    Musovic could've arguably done a bit better in goal there, but what an end to this game!

    Seven minutes have been added on…

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  • By Emillia Hawkins


    Late drama alert!

    Carmona restores the lead for Spain after a matter of seconds!

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    Blomqvist fires Sweden level!

    Wow! Incredible scenes at Eden Park!

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    87. Spain 1-0 Sweden

    Another change for Sweden.

    Rubensson is replaced by Hurtig.

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    82. Spain 1-0 Sweden

    La Rojas make their way into Sweden's penalty area and the ball is squared to Paralluelo following a weak clearance from Andersson.

    The striker then gets a shot away while on the turn and her effort rolls past Musovic and into the bottom-right corner!

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  • By Emillia Hawkins


    Super-sub Paralluelo breaks the deadlock with 10 minutes to play!

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    78. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Sweden make two changes.

    Schough is on to replace Kaneryd.

    Blomqvist is on to replace Blackstenius.

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    76. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Chance for Sweden as Kaneryd breaks through on the right before crossing the ball to Blackstenius in the box.

    The striker just mis-times her run as the ball flies over her head and out of the box.

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    73. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Another substitution for Spain.

    Redondo makes way for Navarro.

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    70. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Huge chance for Spain!

    A cross is sent into Redondo on the edge of the six-yard box, but she loses control of the ball.

    Paralluelo then does well to square it back across to the goal line to the winger, but Redondo somehow MISSES the target from around four yards out.

    How have Spain not scored?!

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    68. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Spain have a free kick in a dangerous position.

    Caldentey steps up to take it and goes for goal, but her effort hits the wall and runs behind for a corner.

    Nothing comes of the set piece and Sweden can clear the danger with ease.

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    64. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Another chance for Spain as Redondo crosses the ball into Paralluelo, but the striker can't direct her shot on target.

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    61. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Chance for Spain now as Bonmati is sent through on goal.

    She tees up a shot, but Rubensson does well to track back and make the tackle.

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    57. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Spain make their first substitution.

    Putellas is replaced by Paralluelo.

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    55. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Blackstenius makes a run into the box and latches onto the end of a through-ball.

    She goes for goal, but there is not enough power in her shot and Cata Coll can collect.

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    53. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Sweden have a corner.

    The ball is sent in towards the six-yard box as Eriksson goes for goal, but instead she clatters into Cata Coll and Spain win a free kick.

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    52. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Momentum is beginning to swing in Sweden's favour.

    The Yellow and Blues have had a brilliant start to this second half!

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    46. Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Sweden have an early free kick in a dangerous position.

    Asllani steps up to take it and crosses the ball into the box, but Putellas is there to make the clearance.

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Kick Off – Spain 0-0 Sweden

    We're back underway!

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Half Time – Spain 0-0 Sweden

    Spain have had more control of the ball so far in this game, but Sweden have arguably had the better chances.

    La Roja have struggled to break the Yellow and Blues' defence despite pressing high in numbers.

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