Schelin sparks Sweden to victory

Posted: July 11, 2011

AUGSBURG, Germany - Lotta Schelin scored one goal and set up another Sunday as Sweden beat Australia, 3-1, to reach the semifinals at the women's World Cup.

After setting up Therese Sjogran for the opening goal in the 11th minute, Schelin pushed the lead to 3-1 in the 52d to set off the players' traditional Swedish dancing celebrations.

The result means Sweden also qualifies for the London Olympics next year.

Japan upset host Germany in a quarterfinal on Saturday and will play Sweden on Wednesday.

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