Australia scores late to knock out Brazil 1-0 at World Cup

Jun 21, 2015 8:52 PM by Ross Field

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - Substitute Kyah Simon scored in the 80th minute to lift Australia to its first Women's World Cup knockout win, a 1-0 upset of Brazil and star Marta on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

After Katrina Gorry won a ball at midfield, Lisa de Vanna's shot from the top of the penalty area was turned aside by Brazilian keeper Luciana. But the rebound went straight to Simon, who had come on in the second half. She buried the shot for the first goal allowed by Brazil all tournament.

Aussie goalkeeper Lydia Williams stopped Christiane's header off a long free kick in the 90th minute to clinch Australia's first win in three tries against Brazil in World Cup play. Williams finished with six saves.

Australia moves on to face the winner of Tuesday's match between Japan and Netherlands.

Brazil was seeking its fifth consecutive trip to the quarterfinals.

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