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Brazil stuns Norway 3-0 at FIFA Women Worlds

07-04-2011 09:24 BJT

BERLIN, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Brazil defeated Norway 3-0 owing a brace by top midfielder Marta to wrap quarterfinals in group D ahead of schedule in front of 26,067 spectators at outsold Volkswagen Arena on Sunday.

Group favourite Brazil had problems to enforce their strategy against pressing Norway but with 22 minutes into first half Brazil midfielder Marta opened the scoring with a terrific turn shot although referee Kari Seitz oversaw an irregular tackle previously. Norway remained shocked with the opener whereas Brazil failed to utilize their chances.

Seconds into second half, midfielder Marta assisted teammate Rosana inside penalty area who doubled the lead. With 48 minutes into the match, Marta sealed the deal for Brazil when she capitalized on error by Norways defence to mark the final 3-0 score.

Brazil occupies first position in group D with six points followed by Australia with three points, Norway with three point but with a weaker goal difference and Equatorial Guinea with zero points.

Editor:Li Wanran |Source: Xinhua

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