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Published on Jul 12, 2011
Camera: Sony (ソニー) Cyber-shot DSC HX5V B Format: Movie MOV; AVCHD-MP4; 16:9; 1440p x 1080p; Audiocodec AAC; Videocodec H264 Date: July 10th, 2011 Description: The quarter finals with United States team of America versus Brazil. USA STUN BRAZIL (by ESPNsoccernet staff)
"Ten-woman USA beat Brazil on penalties to book their place in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup after a thrilling game at the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadium ended 2-2 after extra-time.
A last-gasp header from USA striker Abby Wambach forced the penalty shoot-out, which the Americans won 5-3, after Brazil had fought back to take the lead through two controversial goals.
Brazilian defender Daiane turned a cross into her own net after just two minutes to give the USA a dream start, but their luck changed in the 65th minute when defender Rachel Buehler was sent-off for a foul on Marta in the area.
The World Player of the Year dusted herself down to take the resulting spot kick but saw her effort saved by USA goalkeeper Hope Solo. However, the referee spotted a dubious infringement and ordered the penalty to be retaken. Marta scored to make it 1-1.
With the scores level after 90 minutes the game went into extra-time and two minutes after the restart Marta scored her second goal of the match with a brilliant left-foot finish. Her team-mate, Maurine, appeared to be offside when she delivered the assist from the left but the goal stood.
USA looked to be heading out of the competition until Wambach popped up at the far post to head the equaliser after Brazil goalkeeper Andreia had failed to deal with a cross and the game went to penalties.
The only failure in the shoot-out was Brazil defender Daiane who saw her effort saved by Solo, allowing Alex Kreiger to score for a famous USA victory.