Sweden tops Brazil, makes women’s final

Brazil was trying to win the women’s soccer gold for the first time. It twice won the silver, in 2004 in Athens and 2008 in Beijing.

Lisa Dahlkvist of Sweden (7) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal during the penalty shoot out.   -  Reuters

The teams drew 0-0 after regulation and extra time. Cristiane and Andressa had its shots saved by Lindahl at the packed Maracana Stadium. Brazil goalkeeper Barbara stopped the shot by Kosovare Asllani.

Brazil was trying to win the women’s soccer gold for the first time. It twice won the silver, in 2004 in Athens and 2008 in Beijing. Brazil was eliminated by Japan in the quarterfinals of the London Olympics four years ago.

Canada and Germany will play the other semifinal.

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