Brazil eliminates Costa Rica 1-0 in Women's World Cup
Raquel Fernandes scored in the 83rd minute and Brazil eliminated Costa Rica from the Women's World Cup with a 1-0 win on Wednesday in Moncton, New Brunswick.
The Costa Ricans needed a result against Brazil, who had already clinched the top spot in Group E after a pair of wins. But Fernandes beat Dinnia Diaz and the Ticos were denied a spot in the round of 16.
Costa Rica had been the lone World Cup newcomer without a loss prior to Wednesday's defeat. But the Brazilians had 64 percent possession and outshot the Central American debutants 20-3.
Brazil, which advanced without allowing a goal, will face Australia on Sunday, also in Moncton.