OTTAWA, Ontario -- Celia Sasic scored twice in helping top-ranked Germany advance to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals with 4-1 win over Sweden on Saturday.
Anja Mittag, named the player of the match, opened the scoring in the 24th minute, and Dzsenifer Marozsan scored in the 88th minute as Germany eliminated Sweden in the Round of 16 game played in Ottawa.
Germany built a 3-0 lead before Linda Sembrant scored on a header off Therese Sjogran's free kick from outside the box in the 82nd minute....
Lisa De Vanna's early goal was enough for Australia to advance to the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Sweden in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesday.
It's the third straight World Cup in which Australia has advanced past the group stage. They finished second behind the United States in Group D.
De Vanna put Australia up 1-0 in the fifth minute with a left-footed goal coming after a breakaway behind the Swedish defense.
Sweden tied the game in the 15th minute on a left-footed...
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The United States played to a 0-0 tie with Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage Friday night in one of the most anticipated matches of the group stage at the Women's World Cup.
Abby Wambach came off the bench in the second half, but her header in the 72nd minute was popped up and over the crossbar by Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl.
A win would have assured the United States a spot in the knockout round as the Americans seek their third World Cup title, but first since 1999....