Women's World Cup 2011

Australia through, Sweden beat USA

July 6, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Australia booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup as they secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Norway in Group D.

Norway had much the better of the first half, and Cecilie Pedersen may have put them ahead had her well-struck shot not deflected over the bar. Elise Thorsnes, who had tested goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri with a series of shots in the first half, finally put Norway ahead on 56 minutes after capitalising on a defensive mix-up.

However, Australia ...

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