Rachel Yankey came within inches of sending Team GB into their Olympic campaign on the back of a victory as the woodwork came to Sweden's rescue yesterday at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium.
The Arsenal striker came off the bench at the break to rattle a post with a 70th-minute shot after being played in by fellow substitute Karen Carney.
Great Britain held sway before the break, but were forced to defend for long periods with Scotland's Ife Dieke particularly impressive at the back as the Swedes staged a second-half fightback. Hope Powell's side will nevertheless head into the tournament brimming with confidence after negotiating a difficult encounter with much credit.
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