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FULL TIME - SWEDEN ARE IN THE FINAL!
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It did not have the goals we may have hoped for but an absorbing contest nonetheless with Sweden probably just deserving to squeeze through to face Canada. Thanks for following the match with us.
90+6' RED CARD - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Hurtig is through on goal and Carpenter wisely brings her down thirty yards from goal and takes the red card.
90+4' WHAT A MISS - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Rolfo gets to the by-line and pulls back for Blackstenius who somehow blasts well wide of the target with the goal absolutely gaping.
90+3' GOAL DISALLOWED - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Asslani has the ball in the back of the net but the goal was disallowed for Blackstenius being offside in the build-up.
90+2' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Five minutes of extra time to be played
90' LATE CHANGES - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Andersson comes on for Jakobsson and Brock is on the field for Australia.
86' NERVOUS MOMENT FOR SWEDEN - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Cooney-Cross put in a deep cross that Kerr with a trademark prodigious leap was inches away from getting her head to in front of Lindahl.
84' SUBSTITUTION - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Raso is replaced by Gielnik.
83' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
A fine opportunity with a centrally-placed free kick is wasted by Kennedy who shoots high over the bar.
80' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Kerr looked so dangerous there as she raced on goal from 30 yards out but couldn't get a shot on goal and has got up a little gingerly.
77' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Corner after corner for Australia can they make it pay? On this occasion Kerr's header sails harmlessly over the bar.
74' CHANCE FOR CATLEY - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
A long crossfield ball drops for her all alone in the left hand side of the penalty area and she strikes firmly at goal but within Lindahl's range to parry away.
73' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Fowler turns her defender superbly to get a shot in but it is wide of the target.
72' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Australia look so open on the break and if the weight on Blackstenius' square ball for the onrushing Rolfo had been better the lead would probably had been doubled.
69' TRIPLE CHANGE FOR AUSTRALIA
Polkinghorne, Cooney-Cross and Fowler come on for Simon, Yallop and Logarzo.
66' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
A chance for Australia there as Eriksson misses the ball in the box but with it bouncing awkwardly Raso just couldn't bring it down to get a shot on goal.
WHAT A FINE FINISH THIS WAS FROM ROLFO!

Rolfoe scores for Sweden

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61' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
It is all Sweden now. Jakobsson wins a corner and Micah was relieved to hear the referee blowing up for a foul from the ensuing corner.
58' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
The game is more stretched now and Asilani finds Jakobsson inside the box but she cannot get a shot on target.
55' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Kerr gets a header at goal from Raso's cross but the effort is straight at Lindahl.
52' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Yallop finds Kerr in a dangerous position in the left hand side of the box but she is flagged offside.
49' - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
Australia back on the attack and Simon at the back post swings at the ball and catches Lindahl's fingers and the goalkeeper is now getting treatment.
46' GOAL FOR SWEDEN - AUSTRALIA 0-1 SWEDEN
What a crazy goal. Angeldal's shot from 25 yards out is deflected and bounces wickedly above Micah who could only palm the ball onto the bar and Rolfo on the rebound angled an effort acrobatically home with her right foot.
46' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Sweden get us back underway.
HALF TIME - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
An absorbing contest. Sweden with the better football and in control midway through the game, coming closest to scoring with Rolfo's rocket against the bar, but Australia didn't want the half to end with Kerr twice close to scoring.
45+3' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Lindahl can only push a corner to the edge of the box and Yallop blasts at goal but over the bar.
45' FOUR MINUTES OF INJURY TIME - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
44' SO CLOSE FROM KERR - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
She meets an inswinging cross from the left wing with a glancing header that is less than a yard wide of the post with Lindahl stationary.
42' IN THE NET BUT NO GOAL! - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Sam Kerr briliantly volleyed home the cross from Catley but the whistle had just gone for a push in the box. Not obvious to see the incident and Lindahl would have had no chance with the effort.
42' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Another free kick near the Sweden box. This is the game the Matildas want to be playing.
41' LINDAHL PALMS OVER - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
The keeper didn't look altogether convincing but managed to get the edge of her palm to Kennedy's curling free kick and tip over the bar.
39' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Simon is brought down by Bjorn 25 yards from goal on the right hand side of the field. Perfect position for Catley to cause danger.
37' A NEAR HOWLER FROM LINDAHL - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
No need for Lindahl to come 25 yards out of her goal there and Kerr goes around her but from a tight angle is forced to pass inside and the danger is snuffed out.
36' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Asilani on the break just fails to set free Jakobsen in the right hand side of the penalty area.
34' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
A good period of play for Australia around the Sweden area with Raso and Catley putting crosses into the area.
31' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
A break in play now with a few injuries. Ilestedt seemed to stretch something lunging at a ball with Kerr and is down currently.
28' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Raso puts in a nice deep cross from the right flank but Kennedy heads wide of the target.
27' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Australia have weathered the storm a bit now. They need to start having some possession in the Sweden final third now though.
23' OFF THE BAR! AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
A 25-yard howitzer from Rolfo that has Micah beaten but comes back off the woodwork.
22' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Rolfo fizzes a head-high cross from the left flank but too firm for those in the middle to get on the end of.
20' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Lovely cross from Blackstenius but Australia able to clear the danger.
16' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
The Matildas doing well in preventing Sweden from finding easy routes through to goal.
13' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Catley puts a free kick into the box for Australia and it reaches Ford at the back post but is cleared behind by Bjorn.
9' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Lovely cross from the left wing from Catley which Lindahl drops but no Aussie player was there to pounce.
7' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Sweden get the first corner of the game, a fortunate award, but thankfully no goal comes for it as Kerr then Simon are back clearing to help out their team.
4' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Lovely turn 25 yards from goal from Asilani but MIcah gets down to her right and comfortably stops the shot.
2' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Rolfoe tries to squeeze a ball through to Blackstenius but it is a little too firm.
1' - AUSTRALIA 0-0 SWEDEN
Australia get us underway.
THE TEAMS HAVE ENTERED THE ARENA
Not long to go now...
SWEDES STRONG FAVOURITES
Bookies understandably have Sweden at around 1/3 to qualify after they beat Australia 4-2 in the group stages. Sam Kerr will surely have something to say about that though...even with her mystery injury.
HAVE THE MATILDAS RECOVERED?
Friday-to-Monday is not the greatest recovery time after a Slobberknocker (copyright Jim Ross) of a match, the seven-goal thriller against Great Britain on Friday. The Swedish route was a more sedate 3-1 victory over hosts Japan. Will this disparity play a part in the shape of weary legs in the last third of normal time or possibly extra time? We will soon find out.
JUST THE ONE CHANGE...
Chloe Logarzo comes into the Australia side for Aivi Luik which could see Steph Catley drop into the back three. The Swedes are unchanged from their 3-1 victory over Japan.
And these are the Swedes who will take the field in just under 40 minutes...
This is how the Matildas are lining up:
Well, this semi-final has something to follow. Oooooh, Canada - denying the hubristic favourites south of their border in the United States but who will they face in the final? I'm Ciaran Baynes and I'll be following this match with you.

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