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In stunning fashion the women of USA pulled off one of the greatest come from behind wins in World Cup soccer history. Abby Wambach scored a goal on a header to tie the game with under a minute left in extra time after thirty minutes of OT had been already been played and down a player for over fifty minutes at that point.
After Abby scored, the USA won on PK's and came away with the dramatic victory. The team never gave up and seemed to rally together after they lost a player to a dubious call in the box at best. Hope Solo played great in goal as well. Give it up for these remarkable ladies.
Ten-woman USA beat Brazil on penalties to book their place in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup after a thrilling game at the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadium ended 2-2 after extra-time.
A last-gasp header from USA striker Abby Wambach forced the penalty shoot-out, which the Americans won 5-3, after Brazil had fought back to take the lead through two controversial goals.
The World Player of the Year dusted herself down to take the resulting spot kick but saw her effort saved by USA goalkeeper Hope Solo. However, the referee spotted a dubious infringement and ordered the penalty to be retaken. Marta scored to make it 1-1.
With the scores level after 90 minutes the game went into extra-time and two minutes after the restart Marta scored her second goal of the match with a brilliant left-foot finish. Her team-mate, Maurine, appeared to be offside when she delivered the assist from the left but the goal stood.
USA looked to be heading out of the competition until Wambach popped up at the far post to head the equaliser after Brazil goalkeeper Andreia had failed to deal with a cross and the game went to penalties.