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Summary

  1. Scotland's women must settle for a play-off place after 2-0 defeat in Sweden
  2. Sweden 2-0 Scotland (Therese Sjogran and Lotta Schelin)
  3. Half time - Sweden 1-0 Scotland
  4. 2015 Canada World Cup qualifying

Live Reporting

By Roddie McVake

All times stated are UK

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That's it from us on a night when Scotland were unable to seal a spot at the World Cup finals in 2015.

Thankfully Anna Signeul's team get another bite at the cherry in the play-offs.

Thanks for joining us and keep an eye on the BBC Sport Scotland website for reaction to this evening's game.

It was a creditable display by the Scots but it was in the final third where they were found wanting.

Plenty of chances but no goals.

The Swedes are on the pitch soaking up the applause from their adoring fans on a lap of honour.

Pia Sundhage's side can start making their travel plans for next year's trip to Canada.

For Scotland, the full focus must now be on the play-offs, which start at the end of October.

It's a disappointing result for Scotland but that can't detract from a great qualifying campaign.

They finish the group stage in second spot and should go into the play-offs full of confidence.

FULL-TIME

The full time whistle blows and Scotland's hopes of automatic qualification for the 2015 World Cup are gone.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Sweden go close to a third as Emma Lundh drives an effort off the post.

We're into stoppage time.

SUBSTITUTION

Another change for the home side as Therese Sjogran, who opened the scoring, is replaced by Olivia Schough.

Frustration is etched all over the face of Kim Little as she earns a free-kick on the right side. That look is more about the score-line than the challenge, though.

SUBSTITUTION

Scotland make a change with Megan Sneddon on for Jo Love.

That second goal has taken the wind out of Scottish sails.

Anna Signeul's side have had most of the play in the second half but the hosts have shown why they are so high up the world rankings.

Thoughts must already be turning to the play-offs.

SUBSTITUTION

Emma Lundh is sent on for the Swedes, with Kosovare Asllani making way.

GOAL

Bang! Sucker-punch

Sweden soak up the pressure and then break upfield with Lotta Schelin showing great composure to slot the ball low beyond Gemma Fay.

That's pretty much curtains now for Scotland's automatic qualifying hopes.

Scotland are laying siege to the home defence.

Hayley Lauder stings the palms of Hedvig Lindahl with a powerful free-kick and then there are claims for handball in the box as the Scots have a couple of efforts on goal from the corner.

SUBSTITUTION

Scotland make a change with Emma Mitchell coming on for Caroline Weir.

There are less than 20 minutes to play in Gothenburg so if Scotland are going to do something, they'd better be quick about it.

SUBSTITUTION

Pia Sundhage makes the first change of the game, bringing off Sofia Jakobsson and sending on Lisa Dahlkvist.

CLOSE!

Scotland burst forward with Kim Little at the heart of it. She feeds the ball out wide to Jo Love who delivers into the area but Leanne Crichton's header is brilliantly saved by Hedvig Lindahl.

Anna Signeul's charges are getting closer here...

The Swedes are trying to hold on to possession to take the sting out of what has been a much-improved Scotland attack in the second half.

CLOSE!

Kim Little is coming to the fore now. She sells two defenders a dummy on the right flank and races away, earning a corner for her side.

The delivery is excellent but Jenny Beattie's header is cleared off the line by Caroline Seger.

CLOSE!

That knock on the door is getting louder.

Kim Little shows her class to create some space in the box with a superb turn, but her left-foot shot is tipped over the bar by Hedvig Lindahl.

Glasgow City manager Laura Montgomery on BBC Alba

"We're forcing them to defend and it's been a good start to the second half."

CLOSE!

The visitors show great patience around the edge of the Sweden box and eventually set up Leanne Crichton for a shot. Her drive is powerful but again it's straight at the goalkeeper.

Scotland finally get upfield and earn a free-kick but Kim Little's delivery is nodded tamely into the arms of goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl by Jenny Beattie.

The Swedes clearly skipped on the half-time snacks as they look just as hungry for goals after the interval. The first few minutes of the second half sees them camped in the Scotland half.

KICK-OFF

We're under way again in Gothenburg. A huge 45 minutes up ahead for Scotland.

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John McEnerney - Sweden are 2 well organised for Scotland, play it clever & leave it for the playoffs!

Scotland's chances of grabbing an automatic qualifying spot are looking slim as the sides enjoy a half-time cuppa, but Anna Signeul will be hoping to inspire a second-half turnaround.

A 3-1 win does it for the Scots. Well, the Swedes have their goal, now for three from the Scots...

HALF-TIME

The referee signals the end of the first half.

GREAT SAVE!

Gemma Fay produces a moment of magic to deny Sweden what looks a certain goal.

A ball in from the left somehow evades the visiting defence and Lotta Schelin appears to have a tap-in at the back post, but Scotland goalkeeper Fay scrambles across and makes a stunning block.

Defender Ifeoma Dieke is off getting treatment for a bloody nose as the Swedes probe around the penalty area but the Scots stand firm and repel the threat.

Lotta Schelin tests Gemma Fay with a dig from the angle but the offside flag was already up.

There isn't a great deal to choose between the sides in general play, but it's the final third where the home side look the sharper - and that's where it counts.

Scotland continue to hunt for a way back into this vital World Cup qualifier but a Kim Little corner is easily mopped up by the home defence.

CLOSE!

Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay does well to deny Lotta Schelin as the Swede causes havoc in the visitors' penalty area.

Glasgow City manager Laura Montgomery on BBC Alba

"I'm sure Anna Signeul will be hoping to get Kim Little on the ball a lot more."

Jane Ross again does well down the right to escape a defender and knock a dangerous ball across the face of goal, but there's no-one in dark blue to apply the finish.

We're almost midway through the first half in Gothenburg and Scotland have it all to do.

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The Scotland defence is struggling to contain this Sweden front-line, who are having plenty of joy down the right flank. They win another corner but this time it comes to nothing.

CLOSE!

Sweden hit the post as Lotta Schelin latches on to a through ball and rounds goalkeeper Gemma Fay, but thankfully for the Scots, her strike comes back off the upright.