Sweden beat France 2-1 for World Cup third place

Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 23:26

Sinsheim (Germany): Sweden finished third at the women`s World Cup on Saturday after beating France 2-1 although the Scandinavians finished with 10 players.

Sweden striker Lotta Schelin put her side ahead in the first half before French replacement Elodie Thomis equalised on 56 minutes.

Swedish striker Josefine Oqvist was then sent off on 68 minutes but substitute Marie Hammarstrom won the game -- and the bronze medal for her country -- with a superb strike in the 82nd minute.
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First Published: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 23:26

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