MONTPELLIER – Australia fought back to beat Brazil 3-2 in Montpellier on Thursday and keep their Women’s World Cup hopes alive.
Veterans Marta, from the penalty spot, and Cristiane, with her fourth goal at this World Cup, put Brazil 2-0 up after 38 minutes.
But they cracked under the Matildas’ relentless barrage of crosses.
Caitlin Foord scored in first-half added time. Then two ugly Brazilian misjudgements presented Australia with the lead.
First, Barbara reacted too late to Chloe Logarzo’s low cross and allowed it to bounce into the net in the 58th minute.