Women's World Cup 2011: Sweden 2-1 France

Marie Hammarstrom (number 20, partially hidden) is congratulated after scoring the winning goal
Sweden previously finished third in 1991

Marie Hammarstrom's late strike helped Sweden beat France to third place at the Women's World Cup in Germany.

Lotta Schelin gave the Swedes a first-half lead in Sinsheim before Elodie Thomis levelled.

Sweden were reduced to 10 on 68 minutes when Josefine Oqvist saw red for violent conduct.

But with eight minutes remaining, Hammarstrom fired in a powerful left-foot shot from the edge of the area after France failed to clear a corner.

Sweden were beaten Women's World Cup finalists in 2003 and finished third in 1991.

But France, who beat England on penalties in the quarter-finals, had never previously reached the final four.

Both sides have qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London through their efforts in Germany.

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