In pictures: Netherlands sets up World Cup final date with USA

After a deadlock that went on for close to 100 minutes, a Jackie Groenen attempt from 20 yards found the net to open the scoring for Netherlands against Sweden in extra time. The goal ultimately became the solitary one in the game, taking the Dutch to its first ever World Cup final.

Jackie Groenen
Jackie Groenen scored with her first shot on target this #FIFAWWC for the Dutch. Her winner was the Netherlands’ first from outside the box in the Women’s World Cup since its first ever goal in the competition, with each of its last 12 being scored inside the box. Photo: Getty Images
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It took close to 100 minutes for Netherlands to break the deadlock with Jackie Groenen's opener coming in the 99th minute of the game. The Dutch love for late goal continued in the World Cup semifinal clash against Sweden. Photo: Getty Images
With under two minutes left for the end of extra time, Sweden's Kosavare Asllani took a nasty blow to the face and landed awkwardly on her knee, requiring medics to rush to her side. After over six minutes, she still did not get back on her feet. She was taken out on a stretcher with a neck brace on. Asllani has been clinical for Sweden's WC campaign. She created 16 chances in the tournament with only France's Amel Majri creating more. Photo: Getty Images
Until this game, Sweden had never been held goalless in a Women's World Cup semifinal. The Dutch have ensured that record now stands null and void. Photo: Getty Images
No side has lost more Women’s World Cup semi-final matches than Sweden, with this its third loss in four such games in the competition (USA also three). The Blagult will now face the Lionesses in the fight for third place in Lyon on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images