Scotland crashed out of the Women's World Cup in heart-breaking fashion after letting slip a three-goal lead to draw with Argentina.

Shelley Kerr's side appeared on course for the win they needed in their final group game as goals from Kim Little, Jennifer Beattie and Erin Cuthbert put them 3-0 up with 21 minutes remaining at the Parc des Princes.

Qualification for the knockout stage was within Scotland's grasp as one of the best third-placed finishers.

But Argentina hit back through goals from substitute Milagros Menendez and Florencia Bonsegundo, who then scored a retaken penalty in stoppage time after her initial spot-kick had been saved to send the Scots home in the cruellest of circumstances.

"We deserved to win the game," Scotland goalkeeper Lee Alexander told BBC Scotland.

"Countless decisions went against us in the tournament. It's hard to put into words but we know we belong on this stage.

"It should have been three points. We're absolutely gutted. We feel very hard done by over the three games. I don't know how Argentina kept 11 players on the park."