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France reaches women's Olympic soccer semifinals

Friday - 8/3/2012, 8:55am  ET

By TALES AZZONI
AP Sports Writer

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - France advanced to the semifinals of the women's Olympic soccer tournament on Friday by beating Sweden 2-1.

France defenders Laura Georges and Wendie Renard scored a goal each after Sweden captain Nilla Fischer had put her team in the lead in the 17th minute after the ball bounced off her shoulder following a corner kick.

Georges scored with a header in the 29th and Renard added the other in the 39th.


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