Olympics: Brazil crash out to Sweden in women's football semis

Swedish players congratulate Swedish striker Lisa Dahlkvist after her winning penalty. PHOTO: AFP

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Sweden ended Brazil's women's dreams of a first Olympic football gold medal on Tuesday with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win to book their place in the gold medal match.

Cristiane, the Olympics' all-time top scorer, and Andressa saw spot-kicks saved by Hedvig Lindahl after neither side could score a goal in 120 minutes.

Lisa Dahlkvist converted the winning penalty to secure a place in the final and Sweden's first women's football Olympic medal.

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