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Australia upsets Brazil in Women's World Cup

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 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

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 entered in the 64th minute. She buried the shot for the first goal allowed by Brazil all tournament.

"I was just thinking about the slippery conditions," Simon said. "It's wet, and I needed to follow up and thankfully I was in the right place at the right time."

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.

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

"It was just one moment of magic," Australia coach Alen Stajcic said.

"It was one detail," Brazil coach Vadao said through a translator. "One ball that we lost at midfield. We had control of the game -- especially in the second half."

Canada 1, Switzerland 0: Josee Belanger's big left foot propelled Canada right into the Women's World Cup quarterfinal on home soil, with her goal in the 52nd minute lifting the tournament hosts past Switzerland in a knockout-round match in Vancouver.

Belanger controlled a pass from Christine Sinclair and struck it left-footed to finish into the lower corner of the net past diving Swiss goalkeeper Gaelle Thalmann. Canada advances to face sixth-ranked England or No. 11 Norway in the quarterfinals next Saturday.

France 3, South Korea 0: Marie Laure Delie scored two goals to help France beat South Korea 3-0 at Montreal and advance to the quarterfinals of the women's World Cup. France will play Germany on Friday here at Olympic Stadium. -- AP

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