Spain 2-1 Sweden: Olga Carmona takes La Roja to the World Cup final after a dramatic end with Rebecka Blomqvist canceling out super sub Salma Paralluelo’s opener – with Australia or England then for Spain
Spain will watch with interest tomorrow’s clash between hosts Australia and European champions England after booking their place in the Women’s World Cup final in a dramatic climax during their semi-final clash with Sweden.
Super substitute Salma Paralluelo had given Spain the lead with just nine minutes to play, but with La Roja looking destined to reach the final, Rebecka Blomqvist seemingly snatched a regular-time draw for Sweden in seven minutes. .
But as extra time approached, Spain’s Olga Carmona propelled her country into the final with a brilliant strike from the edge of the box that cut the bar in its path.
As a result, tournament favorites La Roja will qualify for the showpiece, where they will face either Australia or England.
Olga Carmona’s 89th-minute winner put Spain in Women’s World Cup final
Rebecka Blomqvist had equalized for Sweden in the 88th minute to seemingly force extra time
Salma Paralluelo came off the bench to open the scoring in the 81st minute and give La Roja the lead
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