Football women target Australia
July 4, 2011
Norway’s national women’s football team was recovering Monday from a 3-0 loss to Brazil in the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday, and now hope they’ll do better against Australia on Wednesday.
The Brazilians were favoured over Norway, but the Norwegian women had launched an aggressive start and surprised (some say shocked) their opponents during the first 20 minutes. The Norwegians had initial control and put pressure on Brazil but failed to score.
Then the Brazilian player known simply as Marta and considered the best female footballer in the world charged forward and scored, and the air seemed to go out of the Norwegian women’s balloon, reported newspaper Dagsavisen.
They still have a chance to make it to the quarter-finals if they win the next group match against Australia on Wednesday. The Australians logged their first victory on Monday, winning 3-2 against Equatorial Guinea in that Group D match in Bochum, Germany.
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