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Brazil, USA reach quarter-final in women’s football

Brazil women progressed to the quarter-finals of Rio 2016 after beating Sweden 5-1 at a packed Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Marta and Beatriz both scored twice while Cristiane scored a record 14th Olympic goal to give Brazil their second win in Group E.

Lotta Schelin broke through late on to score a consolation for Sweden.

USA are also into the last eight after the London 2012 champions beat France1-0.

Captain Carli Lloyd scored in the second half, reacting quickly after Tobin Heath’s shot had hit the post. Goalkeeper Hope Solo marked her 200th international appearance for the USA with an important save from Marie-Laure Delie in the first half.

The USA are top of Group G with six points from two games. They play Colombia in their final group fixture tomorrow.

 


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