Womens World Cup 2011 Quarterfinals: Brazil vs USA | USA wins 5-3 on Penalty Shootout

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Quarterfinals – Match: Brazil vs USA
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2011
Kick-off Time: 16:30 GMT
Venue: Glücksgas-Stadion, Dresden

So, don’t forget to Watch Brazil vs USA live on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 16:30 GMT. The winner will face France in the Semifinals on Wednesday.

France edged England 4-3 on penalties in the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals when England captain Faye White missed the decisive kick on Saturday. The game ended 1-1 after extra time.

UPDATE: The USA are into the semifinals after one of the most thrilling games in the history of the Women’s World Cup 2011 beating Brazil 5-3 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie in extra time. Wambach tied it with a magnificent, leaping header in the 122nd minute.

(Via ESPN) – Ten-woman USA beat Brazil on penalties to book their place in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup after a thrilling game at the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadium ended 2-2 after extra-time.

A last-gasp header from USA striker Abby Wambach forced the penalty shoot-out, which the Americans won 5-3, after Brazil had fought back to take the lead through two controversial goals.

Brazilian defender Daiane turned a cross into her own net after just two minutes to give the USA a dream start, but their luck changed in the 65th minute when defender Rachel Buehler was sent-off for a foul on Marta in the area.

The World Player of the Year dusted herself down to take the resulting spot kick but saw her effort saved by USA goalkeeper Hope Solo. However, the referee spotted a dubious infringement and ordered the penalty to be retaken. Marta scored to make it 1-1.

With the scores level after 90 minutes the game went into extra-time and two minutes after the restart Marta scored her second goal of the match with a brilliant left-foot finish. Her team-mate, Maurine, appeared to be offside when she delivered the assist from the left but the goal stood.

USA looked to be heading out of the competition until Wambach popped up at the far post to head the equaliser after Brazil goalkeeper Andreia had failed to deal with a cross and the game went to penalties.

The only failure in the shoot-out was Brazil defender Daiane who saw her effort saved by Solo, allowing Alex Kreiger to score for a famous USA victory.

The Americans will face France, who beat England in a penalty shoot-out on Saturday, in the last four.

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