Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil women reach quarter-finals after win over Sweden

Marta
Brazil won Olympic silver medals in 2004 and 2008 but are yet to win a gold medal
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Brazil women progressed to the quarter-finals of Rio 2016 after beating Sweden 5-1 at a packed Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Marta and Beatriz both scored twice while Cristiane scored a record 14th Olympic goal to give Brazil their second win in Group E.

Lotta Schelin broke through late on to score a consolation for Sweden.

USA are also into the last eight after the London 2012 champions beat France1-0.

Captain Carli Lloyd scored in the second half, reacting quickly after Tobin Heath's shot had hit the post.

Goalkeeper Hope Solo marked her 200th international appearance for the USA with an important save from Marie-Laure Delie in the first half.

The USA are top of Group G with six points from two games. They play Colombia in their final group fixture on Tuesday.

Carli Lloyd
Carli Lloyd also scored in the USA's 2-0 opening-game win against New Zealand

Canada are into the quarter-finals after beating tournament debutants Zimbabwe 3-1 in Group F.

Janine Beckie scored twice while veteran Christine Sinclair added a third for the Canadians from the penalty spot.

Canada are top of the standings with six points, two ahead of Germany, who fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Australia.

Samantha Kerr opened the scoring before Caitlin Foord added a second, but Sara Daebritz gave Germany hope with a goal just before the break.

Saskia Bartusiak equalised with two minutes remaining to earn Germany a point.

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China's Tan scores 40-yard goal

China recovered from an opening game loss to hosts Brazil by defeating South Africa.

Gu Yasha and Tan Ruyin got the goals for their first win in Group E.

Finally, in Group G, Amber Hearn's clinical first-half finish gave New Zealand a 1-0 win over Colombia.

It was Hearn's 52nd international goal - a national record.

New Zealand move on to three points in Group G.

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