Spain defeated Sweden and advanced to its first World Cup final.

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Spain defeated Sweden in a thrilling finish in Auckland to go to their first Women’s World Cup final.

Olga Carmon, the team’s captain, scored the game-winning goal in the 89th minute, setting off wild celebrations among their fans at Eden Park.

Rebecka Blomqvist’s equalizer just 93 seconds earlier had given Sweden, who have now lost back-to-back World Cup semifinal matches, hope that the game would go to extra time.

With just 10 minutes left, 19-year-old replacement Salma Paralluelo handed Spain the lead in a game that had previously been devoid of opportunities.

On Sunday in Sydney, they will compete against either the host nation, Australia, or England.

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