• FT

    Australia

    2

    Canada Women

    2

  • FT

    Norway

    7

    Ghana

    2

  • FT

    Brazil

    1

    Denmark

    0

  • FT

    China

    2

    New Zealand

    0

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Hongkou Stadium

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Norway Women

  • Lene Storlokken 3'
  • Ragnhild Gulbrandsen 39'
  • Ane Stangeland Horpestad 45' PEN
  • Isabell Herlovsen 56'
  • Ragnhild Gulbrandsen 59'
  • Ragnhild Gulbrandsen 62'
  • Lise Klaveness 69'

7 - 2

FT

Ghana Women

  • Adjoa Bayor 73'
  • Florence Okoe 80' PEN

Norway 7-2 Ghana: Norway tops Group C

HANGZHOU, China -- Norway cruised to an easy 7-2 win over

Ghana on Thursday to take the top spot in Group C at the Women's

World Cup and set up a possible quarterfinal meeting with host

China.

In Chengdu, Australia scored a dramatic late goal to tie Canada

2-2 and take the second spot in Group C and set up a potential

quarterfinal match against Brazil.

The matchups will be confirmed later Thursday following Group D

games with China playing New Zealand and Brazil facing Denmark.

Norway took advantage of very lax marking by Ghana to score

three times in the first half.

Lene Storlokken scored in the fourth minute after a corner kick,

Ragnhild Gulbrandsen scored in the 39th minute and captain Ane

Stangeland Horpestad converted a penalty in first-half injury time.

The victory gave Norway seven points in the group stage, ahead

of Australia's five points. Canada finished with three points,

while Ghana was last with zero points.

About 10 minutes into the second half, substitute Isabell

Herlovsen brushed off a defender to send the ball by goalkeeper

Gladys Enti.

Gulbrandsen then headed into an open net off a cross from Leni

Larsen Kaurin, who had beaten Enti to the ball. Gulbrandsen scored

her third goal of the game several minutes later, putting a

glancing header past Enti off a free kick.

It was Gulbrandsen's fifth goal of the tournament, making her

the top scorer in this World Cup.

Substitute Lise Klaveness scored Norway's seventh goal in the

69th minute, several minutes before a beautiful chip by captain

Adjoa Bayor gave Ghana its first goal.

Ghana got its second goal with 10 minutes remaining when

Florence Okoe scored on a penalty kick.