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Roddie McVake

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  1. Post update

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.


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


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

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    We're into stoppage time.


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

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    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.


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

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    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.


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

  13. 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.

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    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.


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

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    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.


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

  18. 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...

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    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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

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    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."

  23. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  26. 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!

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    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...


    The referee signals the end of the first half.


    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.

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

  35. CLOSE!

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

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    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."

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    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.

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

    Do you think they can get themselves back into it? Text us on 80295.

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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.

  40. 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.

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    Yet more hope for the visitors as Jane Ross escapes her marker in the box and gets her head on to a Kim Little free-kick, but it's straight at the goalkeeper.

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    Scotland give the Swedes something to worry about for the first time as Jo Love finds some space down the right and crosses into the area, but the home defence is up to the task and the ball is cleared.

  43. CLOSE!

    Therese Sjogran breaks forward from midfield and smashes a shot just past Gemma Fay's right-hand post.

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    Anna Signeul won't be happy with the defending in the build-up to the goal but all is not lost. Remember, a 3-1 win for Scotland secures automatic qualification for the 2015 World Cup.

  45. GOAL

    Sweden 1 Scotland 0 - Therese Sjogran

    It's the worst possible start for the Scots as Therese Sjogran nods the ball over Gemma Fay following fine set-up work from Lotta Schelin and Lina Nilsson.

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    It's all rather cagey in the opening exchanges with both sets of players sticking tightly to their opposite numbers.

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    The pitch at the Gamla Ullevi Stadium is in great condition and the fans have turned out in huge numbers for this crucial match. The Swedes were expecting 10,000 to turn up and that looks, and sounds, about right.

  48. KICK-OFF

    And we're under way in Gothenburg.

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    The formalities are over and the sides are preparing for kick-off. Remember you can watch the action live on BBC Alba and right here on the website.

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    Kim Little is one of the star names in the Scotland ranks. She scored from the spot in the defeat to Sweden in June and was named Most Valuable Player in the National Women's Soccer League in the USA after a sensational season with Seattle Reign.

    Signeul will be hoping for a top performance from Little this evening.

    Kim Little scores from the penalty spot against Sweden
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    We are now under 10 minutes from kick-off in the biggest 90 minutes of many of these Scotland players' careers so far.

  52. LINE-UPS

    SCOTLAND: Gemma Fay, Ifeoma Dieke, Rachel Corsie, Frankie Fantom-Brown, Jo Love, Hayley Lauder, Leanne Crichton, Jenny Beattie, Caroline Weir, Kim Little, Jane Ross.

    SWEDEN: Hedvig Lindahl, Emma Berglund, Nila Fischer, Lina Nilsson, Sofia Jakobsson, Hanna Folkesson, Therese Sjogran, Caroline Seger, Lotta Schelin, Kosovare Asllani, Elin Rubensson.

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    On such a huge occasion, we want to hear from you as the action unfolds at the Gamla Ullevi Stadium. You can contact us by text on 80295 and the Twitter hashtag is #bbcsportscot

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    Leading the Swedes is head coach Pia Sundhage. You might not see it from this picture, but the 54-year-old has winner written all over her, having led the USA to two Olympic gold medals during her four years in charge.

    Sweden head coach Pia Sundhage
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    The Swedes have won every group game so far and are in the driving seat ahead of this evening's game courtesy of their 3-1 win over Scotland at Fir Park in June.

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    Signeul's side face a far tougher test tonight, though, against the Group 4 leaders who are ranked fifth in the world, 16 spots above the Scots.

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    The Scots made sure of a play-off place thanks to a 9-0 hammering of the Faroe Islands at Fir Park on Saturday, with Caroline Weir amongst the goals.

    Caroline Weir nets for Scotland against the Faroe Islands at Fir Park
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    Scotland have already guaranteed themselves a play-off place - the first time they have done so in World Cup qualifying - but that automatic spot is within touching distance.

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    Anna Signeul's side face a massive match against Sweden in Gothenburg, knowing a 3-1 win or better will secure a spot at next year's finals in Canada.

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    Good afternoon folks and thanks for joining us on what could be a monumental night in the history of the Scotland women's team, who are on World Cup qualifying duty in the land of Roxette and Volvos.