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Cristiane delights Brazil

Published: Sunday 23 September 2007, 14.13CET
Brazil 3-2 Australia Cristiane scored the late winner as Brazil overcame a spirited Australia to set up a semi-final meeting with the United States.
 
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Published: Sunday 23 September 2007, 14.13CET

Cristiane delights Brazil

Brazil 3-2 Australia Cristiane scored the late winner as Brazil overcame a spirited Australia to set up a semi-final meeting with the United States.

Former VfL Wolfsburg player Cristiane scored the late winner as Brazil overcame a spirited Australia to set up a FIFA Women's World Cup semi-final meeting with the United States in Hangzhou on Thursday.

Brave fightback
Brazil looked to be coasting after a 23rd-minute penalty from Umeå IK forward Marta doubled their advantage after Formiga's early opener, but the Matildas fought back bravely, with Lisa De Vanna cutting the South American side's advantage before the interval. Lauren Colthorpe then brought them level after 68 minutes, but Cristiane struck seven minutes later to decide the tie. The winner of Brazil's last-four meeting with the United States will face a European side - either Germany or Norway - in the final on 30 September.

Last updated: 27/09/07 13.45CET

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