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

Swedish players congratulate Swedish striker Lisa Dahlkvist after her winning penalty.
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.