Women’s World Cup: Brazil defeat Costa Rica 1-0

Moncton (Canada), June 18 (IANS) Brazil edged Costa Rica 1-0 here at FIFA Women’s World Cup. The team who had snatched three victories, marched to the knockouts proudly and became the tournament favourites.

Having already secured first place in Group E, Brazil rested several key players including the legendary Marta on Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

After wasting countless chances, Raquel Fernandes contributed the only goal for Brazil in the 83rd minute. Receiving the accurate long pass from midfielder Andressa, her shot found the right bottom of the opponent’s net.

Marta will lead the team to play against Australia in the Round of 16 on June 21. They may encounter defending champions Japan in quarterfinals.

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