2011 FIFA Women's World Cup: Final Score Update USA vs Brazil

Neri Stein@neristeinFeatured ColumnistJuly 10, 2011

DRESDEN, GERMANY - JULY 10: Abby Wambach (L) and Hope Solo (R), goalkeeper of USA celebrate their victory after penalty shoot out during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Quarter Final match between Brazil and USA at Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion on July 10, 2011 in Dresden, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
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The US overcame controversial decisions and to an extent Brazil to reach the semifinals of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

US took the extremely early lead in the second minute, but some questionable decisions helped Marta get Brazil back in. 

The US played with 10 after Rachel Buehler was sent off in the 67th minute. 

Marta scored in the second minute of extra time to leave the US hanging by a thread.

A brilliant cross from Megan Rapinoe found Abby Wambach who rose to head it into the back of the net and send the game to penalties.

Daiane, who scored the own goal early to give the US the lead, saw her shot saved by Solo, and it was Ali Krieger who put the winning in two shots later. 

The US will face France Wednesday in the semifinals.


Team USA takes on Brazil in Dresden, Germany today with the winner claiming the last spot in the semifinals of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. The match kicks off at 11:30 a.m. EST.  

France defeated England on penalties to become the first team in, and they await the winner of this match.

Japan stunned women's football by defeating powerhouse, two-time defending champion and overwhelming favorite Germany 1-0 in extra time Saturday and will meet Sweden, who defeated Australia 3-1 earlier Sunday.

Brazil is hoping to make its third trip to the semis while the US has never finished lower than third place.

No one expected to see No. 1 USA take on No. 3 Brazil this early, but the US couldn't seal the deal in its own group, and Brazil is definitely the less happy of the two.

Brazil had a clear path to the finals and the best chance to win its first ever Women's World Cup, and they now have to go through the team who's ousted them in four of the last six major finals, including the gold medal game of the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

The No. 1 goalkeeper in the world, Hope Solo, will be taxed with keeping out the five-time World Player of the Year Marta and the rest of Brazil's speedy, skillful attack, and this should no doubt be the match of the tournament.

Keep it tuned to Bleacher Report for regular updates on the match, and get in on the commentary yourself in the comments section below!

Live Score: USA 2-2 Brazil Fulltime, 5-3 penalties

Daiane (OG) 2'  Wambach 122' 

Marta 67' (penalty), 92' 


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