• 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

Referee: Gyongyi Gaal

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Australia Women

  • Collette McCallum 53'
  • Cheryl Salisbury 90' +2'

2 - 2

FT

Canada Women

  • Melissa Tancredi 1'
  • Christine Sinclair 85'

Australia 2-2 Canada: Salisbury saves the day

CHENGDU, China -- A dramatic extra-time tying goal by

captain Cheryl Salisbury gave Australia a spot in the quarterfinals

with a 2-2 draw with Canada on Thursday at the Women's World Cup.

Salisbury scored in the second minute of extra time to answer

Canada's 85th-minute goal by its captain, Christine Sinclair. Had

that goal stood, Canada would have reached the quarterfinals

instead of Australia.

Australia finishes second in Group C with the draw _ behind

Norway _ and is likely to face Brazil in the quarterfinals. Brazil

played later on Thursday in Group D against New Zealand.

In a thrilling match, Canada went ahead 1-0 on the

second-fastest goal in Women's World Cup history by Melissa

Tancredi before Colette McCallum tied it for Australia early in the

second half.

Tancredi scored on a volley 32 seconds into the match to beat

goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri. The quickest goal came in the 1991

World Cup when Sweden's Lena Videkull scored at the 30-second mark.

Australia reached the quarterfinals for the first time in its

history.

The clinching goal came when substitute Lisa De Vanna dribbled

past several players in the penalty area before passing to an open

Salisbury.

Australia tied it 1-1 in the 53rd minute as midfielder McCallum

curled a 20-yard free kick over the wall and into the net.

With Canada a point behind Australia in the group standings

going into the match, a draw was not enough and Canada pushed

forward in search of the go-ahead goal.

It came in the 85th minute as a corner kick was floated to the

back post where it rebounded off the shoulder of Candace Chapman

into the path of Sinclair, who headed home from point-blank range.